Crunchless Tabata Core and Abs Workout [video]

I love doing abs in the tabata format. If you didn't know, tabata is a 4-minute interval training format in which there is a 20 second work interval followed by a 10 second rest, and so on for 4 minutes. It works out to 8 work intervals. Not so bad, uh? For this tabata I have 4 core exercises. Do one round of each, then repeat. The exercises are: 1. Hip swivels. From plank, tip to each side allowing the hip to tap the floor, or nearly so. 2. High plank shoulder tap, with optional leg raise. From a high plank position alternate tapping each shoulder. Do this slowly and with control. For extra bang, raise the opposite leg to the moving hand. Control the hips as much as possible. Don't allow them to swing wildly from side to side. 3. Supine half V-ups. Laying flat on your back in an almost stared position, sit up and reach for your leg raised opposite leg. For the first interval stick with one side. On the second round do the other side. 4. 1000s. A move from Pilates. Come into a crunch position with the upper body and extend legs off the ground. The straighter and lower to the floor your legs are, the harder. However, if you feel it in your back, raise and/or bend the legs so you maintain contact with the floor with your lower back. Arms are straight either side of your body, quickly batting the air. You should get a nice little burn from all that. Remember to work as much as possible during the 20 work intervals! Good Luck! Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_99757" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat snapcode @BodyRockTV[/caption]  

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