For an abs workout to have 50 million views it has to be good, so when I came across dancer and model Alexis Ren’s abs workout, I had to roll out my yoga mat and try.
As a fitness editor, I love nothing more than diving into a celebrity’s workout routine, but since his time on Dancing With The Stars, it seems clear that Ren is someone who works out. hard in the gym, rather than following fad diets and fitness trends.
In the description of the video, Ren writes, “I try to do this every morning. It’s fast, precise, and you’ll feel it the next day” – sounds like my kind of abs workout. Although it was posted in 2018, the video has thousands of recent comments from users who have tried the workout and raved about the results.
Intrigued and eager to learn more, I put the training to the test. Read on to find out what happened.
Editor’s note: A reminder that what works for me, or for Alexis Ren, might not be good for you and your body. If you are completely new to some of the exercises in this video, or are returning to fitness after injury time off, it is a good idea to check your form with a personal trainer before increasing the reps to make sure that you don’t put on could hurt you. What is Alexis Ren’s abs workout?
The ab workout is 30 seconds of each of the following. There’s no pausing in this workout, but remember that if you’re a complete beginner, there’s no shame in hitting pause on the video and taking a break:
I Tried Alexis Ren’s Abs Workout – Here’s Why It Has 50 Million YouTube Views
First, this workout moves
rapidly. 30 seconds isn’t a lot, but it forces you to push yourself and work hard all the time. I’m guilty of stopping and taking short breaths in the middle of my home workouts, without a beefy instructor to yell at me, but the shorter intervals kept me engaged and working hard throughout. this training. I also liked the countdown timer in the upper left corner of the screen, especially in the more difficult exercises.
Besides moving fast, the 10 minute workout did a good job of working all the different parts of the core. While there are influencers who choose to skip the obliques – the muscles that run down the sides of your torso – lest it create a ‘square’ look (cough, Daisy Keech), a strong core comes of the work of all the different muscles. It felt like my entire midsection was working, and I could really feel it after ten minutes, and when I returned to my desk afterwards.
If I wasn’t sweating after seven minutes, finishing the workout on, yes, a three-minute plank certainly did the trick. This one wasn’t pretty, but it did the job. It reminded us that intense workouts don’t always require you to spend hours in the gym — with the right mix of exercises, you can get a great workout between meetings.
Although no amount of crunches can give you abs (visible abs depend on your
body fat percentage – here’s how to calculate yours), my heart definitely felt like it had worked hard.
Kudos to Ren if she does it every day. I will repeat this one again, once the pain is gone.