Valslide Meets Renegade: An Abs Conditioning Circuit
I love showing off the Valslide, but occasionally I need help with some of the more advanced moves.
I asked my friend and awesome fitness coach Jen Ferruggia to stop by the Valslide Headquarters to educate my readers in The Art of Badassery.
If you don’t know Jen, she is married to one of THE rockstars of the fitness industry, Jason Ferruggia.
Jen is super fit and an advanced Valslide user. She can put the boys to shame. 🙂
In this video, we do a super fun Valslide Abs Conditioning workout.
Valslide Meets Renegade Abs Conditioning Circuit
Valslide Mountain Climbers 10 each side Valslide CrossBody Mountain Climbers 10 each side Valslide Upside-down Snow Angel – 10 Valslide One-arm Slide – 10 each side
You can see some of the excellent work Jen and Jason do at Renegade over at JasonFerruggia.com.
One of my favorite diets and a program I was very influenced by is their Renegade Diet… it’s unlike many of the diet plans out there – and like everything Jason does, it’s honest, it’s real and it’s wildly EFFECTIVE. I highly recommend it.
With a little twist – rather, an anti-twist, you add a whole new dimension to an already amazing exercise. You get some serious bang for your buck with the Valslide Anti-rotational Reverse Lunge…
The abs aren’t just the things you do crunches with and wish were flatter, or more ripped.
One of their primary roles is that of protector… they do this by resisting or preventing movement. They’re what keep you standing up. And safe. And strong. And yes… so sexy! 🙂
That prevention of movement function is why exercises like the Plank and Valslide Bodysaw are awesome.
The idea is that you make NOT-moving more difficult.
So in a plank, you remain stiff for the duration of the set.
With the Valslide Bodysaw, your trunk remains stiff just like a plank – but you increase the challenge by creating a little movement at the shoulder.
But – that’s not all, kids!
The abs are also major players in the prevention of movement across other planes – like rotation.
The Valslide Anti-rotational Reverse Lunge is one of the best ways to train this function because you’re also incorporating an off-set, one-leg stance – creating an even greater challenge for your abs.
After graduating from Northwestern, Andy avoided a “real job” by playing professional soccer for 7 years. He taught martial arts and earned a Third Degree Black Belt. He served as a cop on the Tactical Response Unit for 7 years. He has written articles for Muscle and Fitness, created video series for Men’s Fitness and GNC, and won the Gold Medal in the Toughest Competitor Alive event at the 2012 U.S. Police and Fire Championships. He is now in LA as a full-time Actor, Host, and Model. Andy has lived a lot of lives, but this last jump from “being SWAT” to “acting SWAT” is the dream job he’s always wanted, if he can only chase it down…
Hawaii is paradise on earth and the inspiration for this weeks DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series.
Just imagine the sweet smell of plumeria, endless beaches, warm sunshine, gorgeous waterfalls and lush landscape! Now, grab your Valslides and let’s get sweaty in the sun, surf and sand!!!
This HAWAIIN HOTTIE circuit combines moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles, so you’ll burn more fat while toning up. For maximum effectiveness, do this circuit 2-3 x, three nonconsecutive days a week.
Have an amazing week!
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Have you tried all the DAMN GIRL! circuits in the series? Here are links to the previous workouts…
The perception that Brazilian women all have perfectly toned and bronzed bodies may or may not be true, but if this country of great natural beauty inspires you to move, try these ab-targeting exercises to tone, tighten and flatten your abs!
The Brazilian Belly workout is designed to hit both the upper and lower abs. (Remember: do these Summer AB Series workouts 2-3 times a week in conjunction with your regular full body workouts or on their own)
Have a great week ladies and keep sliding!!! 🙂
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Click here for the 1st DAMN GIRL! circuit – the Caribbean Crusher!