10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs

Jessica Smith
Year Released: 2012

Categories: Abs/Core , Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts , Total Body Workouts

Jessica leads this workout alone in a LOVELY set with large windows in the back. The dvd contains three 26/27 min w/o's and a 4 minute tabata workout. You will need a set of dumbbells for this workout. Jessica provides modification options for many exercises. Includes a free downloadable meal plan.

Cardio Abs: This is a functional core focused kickboxing routine. Jessica does a great job of adding power moves to will get & keep your heartrate up. Exercises include: knee pulls, twisting punches, jack variations, punch & kick variations- always adding in core work & power, torso twist knee pulls, standing side crunches w/ tempo variations, cardio lunges & punches, knee chambers, and ends with a quick plank series.

Total Body Abs Transformer: This moderate weight strength routine really gets the heart pumping & hits all the muscle groups! Lots of great combo moves such as: single leg squat- side leg raise & cross bi curl, pushup up to Mt. climber, kneeling back stroke, lunge & row, balance shoulder press, oh tricep & toe tap, kneeling rows, static runners lunge, chest press with a crunch, and burpees (1 arm version is an option). Each exercise is done for 16 reps and groups of exercises are done 2 times.

Concentrated Abs: This is a standing & floor routine that will hit your core from every angle. You start with a great core focused balance challenge routine: balance stick knee pull and twisting knee pulls. Then move into: butterfly crunches, 3 limb planks, low back heel touches, oblique plank pike steps, side plank pulls, bridge with arm waves, and some crunch variations. Unique & fun routine that you will def feel the next day!

Tummy Torching Tabata: This is an all out 4 minutes of work! You perform 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. There are 4 exercises (butterfly power plyos, plyo climbers, butt kick jacks, & windmill floor touches) done 2 times. She does a great job of adding in big arm movements to get the hear pumping even harder!

I rate these all very solid intermediate routines. As always Jessica is a fabulous instructor with superb cuing and form pointers. I dont know how she keeps coming out with new & unique moves. The pace of these workouts is PERFECT- nonstop but not rushed. Really accomplishes a lot in under 30 minutes. Fun, fresh routines that I will be using A LOT! Great variety and really a lot of workout bang for you buck! I received this dvd to review.