“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
— Albert Einstein
Before you do one crunch, let’s get to the truth and nothing but the truth about getting great-looking abs.
Perform the Frog Crunch exercise as described in the demo for 15-20 reps (both phases of the exercise). Once you cannot complete another rep, go immediately to the Fitness Ball Crunch with Resistance. Use a weight that allows you to get 12-15 reps. Once you complete that set, go immediately to the Isometric V-Sit and hold for 30 seconds. There is no rest between sets, so after completing the V-Sit begin the cycle all over again. Perform four total super sets that comprise all the exercises.
In the second week, try to add at least three more reps to the first two exercises. For the Isometric V-Sit exercise, add five seconds to your time in the second week. Continue with this progression goal in week three.
Give it your all and don’t forget the four points I mentioned earlier.
While lying flat on your back with arms outstretched and legs extended, rise up into a V-sit and hold the contraction for at least 30 seconds. If you’re unable to do it for 30 seconds, keep practicing and it will improve. Make it your goal to hold the contraction for 60-90 seconds.
The reason I designed a workout with only two crunch exercises and one isometric hold is that you don’t need a gazillion crunching exercises. It’s not about how many exercises you perform, but more about the quality of your exercises, using perfect form and working with laser-like focus and intensity.
After a few workouts, leave me a comment and let me know how you did.
April 16, 2011 at 10:51 am -
You da man, Raphael!!!
The frog crunch is hard enough, but you make it even more challenging. I love this about you! Great instruction and videos. Can’t wait to try that!
April 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm -
Thank you, Paula! Rock solid clients like you force me to make things more challenging. I really appreciate your comments!
April 18, 2011 at 6:17 am -
Great workout, tough! I tried it on Sunday…felt the burn, felt gooood. Then, I’m kinda sick like that 🙂 Thanks RC!
April 18, 2011 at 7:47 am -
Dude! This one is hard core! Thanks for the burn!!! Kirby
April 18, 2011 at 7:52 am -
Cathy – Thanks for the feedback. Yep it’s a tough one! Not easy getting through those four supersets.
Kirby – I’m glad I could brighten your day Ha! Good job on working it hard!
April 18, 2011 at 10:39 am -
Well…I ummmm *may* not have mentioned that I didn’t get through all four supersets, I stopped after 3! Killer, I like it tho 🙂
April 18, 2011 at 11:08 am -
Cathy, it’s very difficult. When you get to the point where you can do all four supersets at the recommended reps let me know!
April 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm -
I love the video series! You make it look so easy and fun and of course the background scenery makes want me to be back in Florida. Any workout videos from you in the works???
April 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm -
Thanks, Suzanne! I want to create more of these. I’m going to post on Facebook and ask for suggestions. This way I’ll create what you’d like to see. It’s not that nice here now in FL. Only 78 degrees and sunny. Sorry! ha!