The Best Ab Workout| Ab Ripper X

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Today is the start of a new feature that I am going to run on my blog. I decided that since you all seem to love my Fitness Friday posts I will offer you even more help with your health and fitness by sharing some of my favourite workouts with you. I am going to create a playlist on my YouTube channel so that they will all be in one place for you and will be easy to find when you want to try them.
This weeks workout is one of the hardest ones I do but also one of the most effective ones. I have previously reviewed the P90X workout program and this is one of the workouts from that program. It is a 16 minute ab routine that is to be followed no more than 3 times a week! For legal reason I cannot post the actually video on here, but thanks to Youtube there are plenty of kind people who demo the moves for you so it’s exactly the same!
Ab Ripper X is a very short but very intense workout, that encompasses 11 different ab moves repeated for 25 reps. I warn you, you will not be able to complete all the reps the first time you do it, you may not even be able to do some of the moves, but give it a try and work your way up. You will be surprised at how quickly you can improve your performance. I still don’t attempt the Cross Leg/Wide Leg Sit Ups or the V-Up Roll-Up as I don’t have enough core strength to do these without putting strain on my back or neck. Instead I do one of the other moves from the routine or good old bicycle crunches.
Here is a complete list of the moves;
In & Outs- 25 reps
Seated Bicycle- 25 reps
Crunchy Frog- 25 reps
Cross Leg/Wide Leg Sit Ups- 25 reps
Fifer Scissors- 25 reps
Hip Rock & Raise- 25 reps
Pulse Up (Heels To Heaven)- 25 reps
V-Up Roll-Up- 25 reps
Oblique V-Up- 25 right, 25 left
Leg Climb- 12 per side
Mason Twist- 40 reps, 10 bonus. 
It really is one of the best ab workouts there is out there because it works all areas of your core. Don’t be put off at the difficultly give it a go and you will soon master it.
What do you think of my new Feature Wednesday’s Workout? Have you ever tried this workout before? What is your favourite ab workout? 
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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Jenn says:

    I have to try this!I like the abs workout where you lie on your back with your legs in the air and someone throws them down and you have to stop your feet hitting the floor. It really works!Photo-Jenn-icx

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  2. Shen says:

    Going to try this! Seems intense. Liking the new feature. In body combat it's a mix at the moment and one of the instructors is doing a crazy hard ab workout.xxx

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  3. Beth says:

    Wow this is intense, I may have to try it! I definitely like the new blog feature 🙂 xx

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  4. I love Ab workouts!! Really weird but I just really enjoy doing them so will definitely be trying this:) xhttp://www.thebeautymist.com

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  5. ooooh! I have bookmarked this with the best intentions.. even if I just watch the video it totally counts! xx Lisette Loves xx

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  6. Natalie says:

    Fab workout! And i love the image you found. Love that she is toned AND curvy. Perfect!!Natalie xoxoThe Blonde Ethos

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  7. Zoe Dubs says:

    Are those your abs?!! I am insanely jealous. Can i please have them? THANKS.Love Zoe xwww.facevaluebeautyblog.co.uk

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  8. Ooo I will have to try that move. Tonight at bootcamp we had the move where you do a sit up and pass a ball to another person sat opposite you, really worked me hard! xx

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  9. Glad you enjoy the new feature, hope it inspires some people to get a bit more active! xx

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  10. It is intense but works well 😀 Glad you enjoy it darling xx

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  11. Ooo I'm glad to have helped, let me know if you give it ago 😀 xx

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  12. I hope you give it ago, hopefully if you do watch it you will think of giving a few of the moves ago xx

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  13. I know shes got an amazing body! Hopefully have one like that myself soon 😀 xx

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  14. OMG I wish! No that's my aim, I'm more like the girl on the left. The girl on the right is what I'm aiming for 😀 xx

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  15. that side crunch thing is sooo hard! i saved your post and finally got around to doing the workout. such a good workout though!!!!!xxstephanieslook.blogspot.com

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  16. Haha it is! Sooo happy to hear you came back and tried it, hope you keep it up xx

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