AB CIRCUITS IDEAS THREAD

Discussion in 'Training' started by Patricia, May 13, 2011.

  1. Patricia

    Patricia Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Just thought I'd start a thread where we can post 'ab circuit' ideas since I know a lot of Erik's clients have em and I'm sure (like me) would love to mix things up.

    Here's one I'm doing today (I have limited equipment at my office).


    • Burpees
    • X body toe touches
    • Barbell sit ups (I actually have a bb here)
    • Full sit outs
    • Wobble disc crunches (and this thing too :lol:)
    • Straight leg bicycles
    • X body mountain climbers


    Did this last night since I got tied up at work.

    Used 25lb medicine ball
    • burpees
    • x body toe touches
    • medicine ball crunches
    • full sit outs
    • '2' point slams (no middle slam, leaning slightly back)
    • straight leg hip thrusts holding ball straight up
    • xbody mountain climbers- hands on medicine ball
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  2. ncfarris26

    ncfarris26 Nicole

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    Ab/core circuits are my least favorite :lol: but Wednesday I did:


    Burpees
    Bicycles
    Mountain Climbers
    Reverse Crunches
    Leg Overs (I think that's what they're called)
    Full Sit-outs
    Full Crunch on Stability Ball
     
  3. Sohee

    Sohee working on the bikini body

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  4. Sohee

    Sohee working on the bikini body

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    ...Sorry, I thought I was Erik for a second.

    I have nothing valuable to contribute to this thread since I hate ab circuits with a passion :lol:
     
  5. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    :lol:
     
  6. ncfarris26

    ncfarris26 Nicole

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    :buddies:
     
  7. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    :buddies: :lol:

    They hurt my back. Give me metabolics any day!

    Opps sorry Patricia.. :D
     
  8. Patricia

    Patricia Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Wellll,
    they aren't exactly my favorite BUT I figure the more we mix things up the more 'fun' they can be. :D

    Nicole, I like yours....only a ball required.
     
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  9. Erik

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    That might be more an issue of your exercise selection.
     
  10. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    likely. the rotational stuff bothers me but that is the 'fun' stuff.
     
  11. pavermama

    pavermama Rut Row!

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    This is perfect timing because I am subbing a Butts and Guts class tomorrow and I needed a few new ideas to mix things up! Thx!
     
  12. chrysalis1

    chrysalis1 No Matter What

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    Good thread ! was just online looking for ab core workouts.
     
  13. RpH

    RpH I'm actually educated

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    Walk in, walk outs
    Walk around the clock
    Banana rolls
     
  14. Patricia

    Patricia Well-Known Member

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    BUMP!...for actual ideas.

    I know there are a lot more out there. :)
     
  15. Amy

    Amy Just say no to CANDY!!!

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    Med Ball 3-point slams
    Jack Knives
    Burpees
    Leg Over Duck Unders
    Mountain Climbers
    Reverse Crunches
    Chopper Sit up
     
  16. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    That would be pretty tough ... for me anyway.
     
  17. ncfarris26

    ncfarris26 Nicole

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    I wouldn't wish burpees on my worst enemy. :lol3:


    No more ab/core circuits for me :brava: but I would also change some of the ones I did with:
    Cable Chops
    Russian Twists
    Contralateral Hand-Toe Touches
    Stability Ball Roll Outs
    (along w/ burpees, mountain climbers, etc.)
     
  18. Amy

    Amy Just say no to CANDY!!!

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    When I pick the order of my exercises I try to alternate things like burpees, full sit-outs, mountain climbers, high to low and low to high chops using cables, 3-point med ball slams with things like reverse crunches, choppers, stability ball jackknives, etc.

    If I were to put burpees, full sit-outs, and mountain climbers all together, I'd be dead. I like to change it up. Take a more metabolic one, with a less metabolic one.
     
  19. Amy

    Amy Just say no to CANDY!!!

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    :buddies:

    I think Ileen is the only one that loves burpees. I tell myself that I love them in hopes I will believe it someday. :lol:
     
  20. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    :D
    I love moment/ jumping around etc lol. I love HIIT and other hi intensity stuff too. HATE slow death (cardio) unless *I* chose to run outside if i feel like it.
     

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