Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake. Are you ready for your Energizer?
Well, you know what? This one is called Abs All Day – upper abs, lower abs, obliques all in less than three minutes. Christy is going to show you how we do it.
So we’re going to use our bench, you can get down on the ground if you like, it’s up to you! Watch and see how we do this. Remember we’re going to combine a lot of different exercises together.
Our first one is the original crunch. Our hands are right on our ears and we’re crunching, right? You want to keep your neck up as best as you can. If you feel a little neck pain, then keep it down and you want to Crunch the best you can.
Breathe out on the way up, and you want to get pulsing, you want to get pulsing…two and three – well done for upper abs. This is a great exercise great also for the obliques.
I love it! Right in here, it works the whole abdominal cage actually. Keep it working, keep it working. That’s nice. That’s nice.
See now watch this: leg straight up, arms straight up in the air, and we’re pulsing one two, and three four, five six, seven, eight.
That’s the way to do it! Breathing normally, take it at your own pace.
He’s into it! Good enough! Just kind of move down on the bench a little bit.
Now, let’s do our next exercise and we’re doing ab kick-outs, right? We’re going to kick it straight out, hands under the buttisimo.
Right! Notice Christy’s head is up. You know, why do you want to crunch the upper abs and lower abs together.
When you raise your head, you’re really scrunching those abs and that’s what you want to work, and have the upper abs, lower abs, obliques on both sides. Kicking it right out.
Look how perfect that form is! Christy from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona – you are a rock star! Keep it going, keep it going, nice and easy does it. Remember, take this at your own pace. Breathe out on the way out. Breathe out on the way out – arms are flexed. Hold it out.
Now, here we go, and we’re going to do a scissor. And let’s scissor it. Look how smooth that is. This is a great exercise for the lower abs the old poochie area that we’re going to flatten and tone. But remember you have to breathe, think good, positive thoughts. This is going to be a great day!
Next exercise: Let’s do the butterfly. We’re doing a little butterfly…we get a scissor and a butterfly, a scissor and a butterfly.
That’s what we’re doing. Good. Perfect. Perfect. Now, let’s do the kick out, kick out again. Perfect form with crunching with kicking it out. And we’re having some fun! Christy you doing great!
Breathing normally. You feel it right down there, feeling those lower abs. A lot of people say “I don’t feel it when I’m working my abs.” Try this exercise and you’ll definitely do it. Here we go. Let’s end with our big crunch.
Here’s to the side. Right? Hands, right by your ears and we’re going to finish up with this. Crunch it right up…and good. Perfect. Keep it working. Nice and easy does it! We work the upper abs, lower abs, obliques on both sides, no pressure on your lower back.
“Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit! Don’t quit on you!”
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