Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bikini Body Moves # 9 & 10~ Ab Busters

   You're getting a two-fer today since these are both Ab moves that I learned from BodyRock and am obsessed with.  Plus summer is so close, everyone wants to get their abs bikini (or speedo :D) ready, right ;)

   I've been doing these two moves along with my planks, push-ups, and whatever other moves I'm feeling each night.  I even bust them out throughout the day :)

  This first move is one I showed a pic of Zuz doing a few posts ago and then a few people asked me to demo.  You could go to her site to see it, but sometimes it is nice to see an average human being performing it, this way you know that it is doable and not just a move for superhumans :D

Thus I present #9~ Crab Toe Touches


   Pretty self-explanitory (from the video) I think?  If you're more flexible than me (pretty much everybody :/)  your legs will probably be straighter than mine.  Do your best to push your hips up each time.  The hardest part of this exercise for me is keeping my balance, I probably should have included a blooper of me falling over. . . cause it definitely happens. Often.  But the trying to keep your balance also makes it fun (to me at least, I am a little crazy though :D)

   I'm really challenging your coordination giving you these two moves at the same time because this next one takes even more balance. Muahahaha :)

#10 Knee Tuck w/ Push Up (on exercise ball)


    If you can't do push-ups off the exercise ball you can skip that part, the knee tucks themselves are still really super good for the abs.  The push-ups do help to bring more muscles into the move, so if you can do them try it out!

   Don't worry if you fall over during these moves, I do all the time :D  Maybe if enough of you promise to try them out I'll post a blooper reel of me falling repeatedly ;)  Also it's really fun to do these with friends cause you can just laugh at each other the whole time and laughing is a great Ab workout too. 


      Ohhh I have a great video to share with you about that too, but I think 2 videos is enough for one post so I will save that one for a Funny Friday (anybody else know the laughing ab workout video I'm talking about :D)  If you really want to see it NOW, it is here, I think her look at the end is the best part.

  If you have any questions about these moves feel free to ask below and thank you all for your wonderful comments on my race report :)


   And let me know if you try them and how you liked them.   You can send pics of your amazing abs at the end of May after you've been doing these everyday (paired with a healthy diet of course, because great Abs are made in the kitchen ;)  Don't forget your planks!

19 comments:

J and A said...

Love both of these moves! Did summer Abs just last week! LOVE it. :) posted about it too! :D

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Awesome, K. And you look pretty flexible to me. Keep in mind, however, that I have the flexibility of a 2x4...

Christy said...

I think I am about as flexible as you! I am not very good about stretching. Nice video demos. I love the crab toe touches also.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I will do the ball thing, if I don't fall off on the floor. Gotta get ready for my bikini!

Mike said...

Great vidoes! I can see a new career starting here. I don't have the ball, but can do the crab toe touches!

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

Great moves! I know for a fact I'd fall plenty of times trying to do the ball one!

Michael said...

I do a similiar ball move, but I would really like to try the first one. Thanks for the new moves!

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

both those moves are great! zuz IS amazing. when she is saying stuff is hard you KNOW it is going to burn!

Stefanie D. said...

Oh my goodness. INTENSE!! BodyRock kicks my butt all over the place! But, I love it all the same. You are super hardcore. :) I love these moves, and I am pretty sure I am going to try them out tomorrow! Thanks!

H Love said...

very cool...need to try these out!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

The top of my abs are good, it's the lower ones from the 5 kids..

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Yes, those are some tough moves!

We do those in my abs class at the gym and they kill me. It's especially difficult to balance on the ball.

But you look great doing them!!

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat said...

These look great and challenging! Thanks for the videos!

Jamie said...

Those crab toe touches look hella hard! I gotta try those.

I do the knee tuck pushups too. I add in swinging one knee out and underneath me to work on hip strength and core balance too. Just one leg is up on the ball and bring your knee from straight out touching the ball, out to the side, cross your body beneath you, and then reverse it until it is back on the ball.

coach dion said...

Love the video's you are amazing I think I will start working on my abs tonight...

And maybe one-day I'll post a picture of them!!! (that is if they ever look as good as yours)

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I do the knee tuck w/ push ups a lot when I do circuit workouts.

I might have to give the first one a try though.

Chris K said...

While I'm not working on getting ready to wear a bikini this summer (or maybe I am), I am working on abs alot. I even challenged EMZ to an ab throwdown and of course she excepted. Uh oh.

Adam said...

Made in the kitchen huh? So, does that mean that the cup cake that I had after lunch will help get me there? I sure hope so....

Giorgio said...

Great drills! I'm a runner and I always try to do drills twice a week.