The Viral 10 Minute Daisy Keech Ab Workout to help strengthen your core and cinch your waist!
I Tried the Daisy Keech Ab Workout – Did It Work?
I don’t know about you. But I am always looking for new ab workouts to help cinch my waist. I love trying out new combinations so when I heard of the viral Daisy Keech ab workout, of course, I was going to give it a try. And ya’ll. Let me tell you, it’s no joke.
What is the Daisy Keech Ab Workout?
This ab workout went viral in 2020 so of course, I had to try it. Keech claims that this ab workout is designed to cinch your waist to help encourage an hourglass figure. She focuses on movements that pull the abdomen muscles in, as opposed to building them up on the outside obliques. The workout is a total of 10 minutes long and focuses on 9 core movements. Each exercise is performed for one minute straight, with a few seconds of transition in between each.
How Hard Is It?
For me, the first 4 minutes weren’t bad. I work out between 5-6 times per week so I’ve developed some core strength. But after the 4th minute, you start to get tired and look at the clock to see when that minute is up. The killer for me was the scissor kicks, reverse crunches and butterfly kicks combo at the end. Ouch!
Minute 1: Basic crunches: Starting position is laying flat on your back with knees bent in a tabletop position. Put your hands behind your head, raise your body to a crunch while lifting your head to your knees. Hold. Release back down. That is one rep.
Minute 2: Bicycle Kicks: Start by lying on your back with your legs in a tabletop position. Place your hands behind your head with elbows out to the side. Using your core, lift your head and shoulders off the ground. With a crunch inwards, bend sideways trying to reach your right elbow to your left knee, straightening your right leg in the same movement. Release slightly and repeat. Instead of alternating, Keech sticks to one side, before moving on to the other. Perform 15 reps per side.
Minute 3: Jack Knives: Start by lying on your back with your left arm extended above your head and your right arm out to the side so that it creates a 90-degree angle with your torso. This is your starting position. Raise your right leg off the mat to create a 90-degree angle at your hips. At the same time, bring your left hand towards your right foot – slowly lifting your head, shoulder blades and torso off the floor. Slowly lower your leg and arm to return to the starting position, and repeat. Keech recommends 15 of these movements per side within the minute interval.
Minute 4: Russian twists: Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Slowly lean your back back to a 45° angle. Your body will look like a V shape. Engaging your core while your legs are extended in front of you, balance on your tailbone (or sit bone) and begin twisting your torso to either side without moving your legs. Perform this exercise with your feet slightly elevated off the ground for an added challenge.
Minute 5: Toe Taps: Start by lying flat on your back. Raise knees to tabletop height. Move your left leg towards the ground and touch the ground with your toe, while keeping your right leg in a tabletop position. Return left leg to tabletop. Now, move your right leg towards the ground and touch it with your toe, while keeping your left leg in a tabletop position. Continue to go back and forth for a total of 15 reps per side.
Minute 6: Bicycle Crunches: Start by lying flat on your back. Knees bent with your feet on the ground. Now, place your right ankle on top of your left knee so you make a triangle with your legs. With both hands behind your head, crunch up and touch your left elbow to your right knee. Do this for 15 reps and repeat on the other side.
Minute 7: Scissor Kicks: While lying on your back, arms at your sides, lift both legs out straight in a straight line until they’re about 6-10 inches off of the ground. You should feel an intense contraction in both your core and upper body while doing these. While keeping your lower back flat throughout the exercise, lower one leg toward the floor as you lift the other leg up. This is the start of the “scissoring” motion. Continue the entire minute.
Minute 8: Reverse Crunches: Starting position is lying on your back with your hands at your side and legs straight out in front of you. Slowly lower your legs toward the floor and raise up to the ceiling. Your hips will slightly lift off the floor as your toes get closer to the ceiling. Extend your legs back down to the starting position. Keep your legs straight and hover above the floor. Avoid touching the floor.
Minute 9: Butterfly Kicks: Start by lying on your back. Pull your belly button to your spine to engage your core. Slightly raise your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground, with your hands behind your head. Keep your chin tucked in. While maintaining contact between your lower back and the mat, lift your legs up off the floor. Now in one fluid motion, swiftly move your feet up and down like you’re swimming in air. You want to do fast short reps.
It’s Killer! 10 Minutes straight of core exercises all built around cinching and using the same muscles is no joke. If you do this consistently for 2-3 weeks every day I’m confident you will see change. I know I did!
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