Insanity Cardio Abs Overview

The Insanity Cardio Abs is a solid core workout that Shaun T promises will not contain any Situps or Crunches.  But, my innocent to Insanity self says, how can I get a good core workout?  Well the secret is that this workout does everything else related to the core, and in the end you will have a hard time sitting up, or in my case moving, for a few days after.  I still can’t do all the moves all the way through, which I love as that means I still can do the workout and get better.

Insanity Cardio Abs Advice

While the schedule says to do this on the same day as Pure Cardio, it’s pretty hard to do right after that workout. I usually do it later in the day.

Insanity Cardio Abs Equipment

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Yoga Mat

Insanity Cardio Abs Pros

I like that there aren’t situps or crunches, it’s a nice variation, and tough.

Insanity Cardio Abs Cons

Some of the moves do put a little strain on my back if I’m not watching my form, so do make sure you do the move properly.

Insanity Cardio Abs Moves

Twists – starting in c-sit position, you bring your hands together in front of your chest and you twist from left to right.

Twists with knee – This is pretty much the same as twists but when you turn to the left, you lift your left knee, and repear on the right side.

A-frame ab twists – You start in a c-sit position again, but now hold your hands together over your head. Start by bringing your hands down and to left, then move them back up above your head, repeat on the other side.

A-frame with knee – Following the same as the A-Frame ab twists but instead when you bring your hands down you bring the same side knee up and in between the arms.

Hold center – holding a c-sit position with your hands together in front of your chest.

Single leg raises – in a C-sit position with back leg bent make sure your the bent leg foot is on the floor. Place your front leg flat on the ground, palms flat on the floor in front of glutes. With your front leg, bring your knee in then out, then lift the leg up and down. Repeat on the other side.

Both legs – This one is tough, this will be the same as the Single leg raises, but with both legs at the same time

High plank alternating knees– Plank position and alternate between lifting each leg and bringing the knee up toward your shoulder.

Low plank alternating knees – same as the High plank exercise but from a your elbows instead of your hands.

Pulse tucks – In a low plank position you will be tucking your hips under 8 times, then you will be switching to a high plank position to repeat the steps.