Video: the best abdominal exercises for a strong core

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A video that showcases my favorite ab exercises to help achieve a strong, chiseled core. These can be performed at home or at your gym but for only 20 minutes 2-3 times a week you can start to shape and grow a strong core. I have received a good amount of questions from those of you doing the 12 Week Workout Program about what ab exercises I do or recommend, so here it is.

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Tips: always exhale on the hardest part of the movement. So on a crunch you breathe out at the top and breathe in on the way down

Add a weight like a dumb bell or a plate to increase the resistance. Remember abs are muscle so they need to be trained to grow.

I train abs at the end of my workout when I am warmed up and never dedicate one day just to abs; they are a part of my overall routine.

The equipment you will need is a dumb bell or plate (I use 10 lb for each), a stability ball, a bosu ball and a mat.

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For anyone who is interested in my hot pink Nike’s (I get asked about these often) they are similar to the ones I have linked. I love a fun colored pair of sneakers and these are awesome. My pants and sports bra are from Zumba Wear.

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And when it comes to my current pre and post workout supplement routine I have been using the following:

Cellucor C4 Ripped Pre-Workout flavor raspberry lemonade (pre workout)

Cellucor Alpha Aminos in Blue Razz (post workout)

Both have a great taste and are not overly “sweet” and mix very well with water. I drink both of these as part of my morning routine.

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