Holy Cannoli, this was a tough workout! I mean, to be fair, most ab workouts are. My abdominal muscles get to fatigue way before, say, my leg muscles. But while filming this, I thought very seriously about quitting and re-doing the workout to make it easier!
I’ve only done that once before. Actually stopping the film, that is. I think about it all the time during hard workouts. But there was a paper plate workout about a year ago that I literally just couldn’t do the way I had written it down, so I stopped and re-grouped and then filmed a modified version. That still kicked my butt! 🙂
I really didn’t think about quitting this one until nearly the end (those Mermaid Tails – yikes!), and I really didn’t want to start over, so I finished it. Most of the time, when the going gets tough, I can take it down a notch to get through it, which is what you’ll see for the last two or three exercises in this video. By the time I got to the finisher, I was shaking so much! The exercises themselves weren’t crazy difficult, but the longer interval definitely made this workout a challenge. Give it a try and tell me what you think! You can follow along in real time with the video below, or take this printable breakdown with you to the gym to do on your own.
Have you ever quit a workout in the middle because it was just too much? Or do you push through with modifications?
15 Minute HIIT for ABS | High Intensity Abdominal Strength Workout with STABILITY BALL
Set your timer for intervals of 50 seconds (work) and 10 seconds (rest). Do each exercise for two work intervals before moving on to the next.
- Hip Rolls
- Russian Twists
- Sit Ups
- Mountain Climbers
- Mermaid Tails
Finisher: 50-second Pike Hold
Can’t see the video below? Click here: https://youtu.be/igju8WYtZfE
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