Crunch Fat Burning Ab Attack
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Warm-Up: A standard, relatively easy-to-follow cardio warm-up featuring marching in place, step-touch to the side, kickback, V-step, mambo and stretches. The only thing I found awkward was the mambo step. I've done a mambo step in several other workouts and always found it one of my favorites...until now.
Standing Ab Work: Cat focuses on abs at a moderate cardio pace with squats, oblique twists, plies, boxer twists, side lunges, standing side crunches, and upper body twists. If you've done Tae-bo, you will recognize several of these moves. Like Tae-bo, you need excellent balance for this. The intensity was enough to get my breathing elevated and I did sweat some, but not as much as I usually would during a cardio workout. I really didn't feel my abs being worked as much as I would expect in an ab-focused workout. I've only done this workout twice so far, but I am not sold on the benefits of this segment.
Mat Ab Work: Down on the floor, you'll do several variations of crunches, side planks, oblique work, Superman variations, and stretches. It's a silly thing, I suppose, but I really didn't like doing mat work after I'm sweaty from doing a cardio workout (even though I wasn't AS sweaty from this as I would be from, say, Tae-bo). The repetitions here are higher than other ab workouts I've done and, as a result, I found this section tough.Read more ›
You start with standing work and I agree with the reviewer who called some of these moves "Tae Bo Lite". The moves seen here include torso twists, boxer twists, standing oblique crunches, and clock twists. The boxer and clock twists are done while in a plie squat position, after a while I could feel my legs working pretty hard, but this section didn't do much for my abs, though I liked the moves in general. Lots of squats and side lunges are inserted in between some of the ab work so it breaks it up a little bit.
The floor work I felt more than the standing, but it was still pretty easy. Here you will see traditional crunches, one set of them with legs in the air at a 90 degree angle, oblique twists, double crunches, leg sweeps, side planks with knees bent, lying side oblique crunches and Supermans.
Catherine does an okay job leading the workout, she does offer some pointers and tips throughout, as well as reminding you to breathe. She is in fantastic shape herself, though I don't know if she got those abs doing this workout. The routine itself was unique and interesting, especially the standing work but it wasn't working for me. Anyone whose abs are in decent condition will not be challenged by this workout. Overall I will give it 3 stars for effort.
I love this workout. The content is great, and the fact that it is short makes it easy to piggy back with another workout. It's really fun to add onto a day of strength training!
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