At-home-abs with EC Athlete Jesse

Russian Twists

  1. Sit on the floor and bring your legs out straight.
  2. Lean back slightly so your torso and legs form a V-like shape, bracing your abdominal wall to engage your core.
  3. Balancing here, twist your torso from side to side without moving your legs.

Form Tips: Move slowly and breathe! Don’t disengage your core when fatigue sets in.

Aim for 3-4 sets of 10 to 12 reps.


  1. Lie down on a flat surface or mat.
  2. Start with your legs straight, then come up.
  3. Touch your toes, and then let your torso fall back down.
  4. Bring your legs up into the air, touching your toes again.

Form Tips: Make sure you start with your abs engaged and your lower back touching the ground. Also, make sure your upper body starts the initiation of coming up, rather than your legs.

Aim for 3-4 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

Angels To Devils

  1. Start by lying on your stomach.
  2. Lift your legs up off the ground and spread them apart to engage your lower.
  3. Lift and extend your arms out in front of you.
  4. From here, begin the motion of making an angel in the snow until your hands touch right above your lower back.

Form Tips: Keep your quads off the floor to the best of your ability and keep your neck straight!

Aim for 3-4 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

Oblique Crunches

  1. Begin by lying on your side, forearm down, knees slightly bent.
  2. Roll slightly back onto your glute, like your sitting on the back pocket of your blue jeans and lift legs a few inches off the mat. Bring top hand behind the head so elbow is also bent.
  3. Lift legs up bringing your knees to your elbow while at the same time crunching your elbow toward your knee. Squeeze your waistline with each lift.

Form Tips: Keep your fingertips on the back of your head, focusing on your abdominal muscle while you complete the exercise.

Aim for 3-4 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

Crunches with Hold

  1. Lie down on your back.
  2. Plant your feet on the floor, hip-width apart, bend your knees and place your arms across your chest. Contract your abs and inhale.
  3. Exhale and lift your upper body, keeping your head and neck relaxed.
  4. Inhale and return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat 5 times and hold for 2-3 seconds on the fifth rep.

Form Tips: DON’T lace your fingers together; instead keep them rested at the base of your skull, barely touching if not at all.

Aim for 3-4 sets of 10 to 12 reps.