Behind The Butter

Work Those Abs!

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  • VeggieGirl
    July 27, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Haha, another fun video post :0)

  • Cat
    July 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for the cute and informational workout video!! I was doing the boat pose from yoga last night and I think hanging out in that position for a while really works too!

  • Heather
    July 27, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Great video!

    I know you love your yoga and have been enjoying yoga from home via YogaDownloads, so I thought I would share what I found for free at Yoga Today, which I wrote about ( Just another way to supplement yoga class.

    – Heather

  • sue
    July 27, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    great ab workout video! looks very simple. gonna try these! thanks! 🙂

  • erica
    July 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    what a fabulous ab workout! i tried some of the moves out, and I definitely felt the burn! keep up the great videos jenna! 🙂

  • Jenn
    July 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome video, Jenna! It’s always great to see what other people are doing to “feel the burn” 🙂 Love this new segment!

  • Lily
    July 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Nice video, and I especially liked your emphasis on form. Yours was textbook 🙂 I do planks often, and I’m familiar with lots of the variations, but for the basic one that you showed, I was wondering what you thought about adding weight? I can hold a forearm plank (in form) for 2 minutes. I use weights when I do crunches, so I thought maybe I could try adding weight to planks, but I don’t know how? My idea was that I could put stuff in a backpack and wear it? Does anyone have any ideas? I don’t want to put weight on a weird place and hurt my back or stress it oddly. thanks!

  • polly
    July 27, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Great ab workout, Jenna! I recognized the “eagle legs crunches” from yoga, and I think I’ll do those in class tomorrow now! thanks bunches.

  • C
    July 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Awesome Ab workout, Jenna!

  • Tracey
    July 27, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Great video, Jenna! You are just too cute and you make everything seem so accessible and, dare I say, fun! You even make me want to start working out regularly- which would be a major step for me! Thanks for being such a great source of information on everything from healthy eating to tight abs to cute shoes!

  • hk
    July 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    gotta get crackin’ on my abs- I love the reverse crunches- always feel those ones the next day 🙂

  • Amanda K
    July 27, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    cool! I’m definitely gonna try that yoga one today! Thanks Jenna!

  • Every Gym's Nightmare
    July 27, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    i tried to listen but i just couldnt get over how much you look like Ashley Olsen. Just ashely, not the other one because she looks a bit like Sasquatch.

    good video!

  • Victoria
    July 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I love the videos. Very fun!

  • jenna
    July 27, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    “ummm let me just tell you—-it really works”!

    did I mention that enough?! hahaha

  • runjess
    July 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Planks are great. You should try doing them with reps like this:,7120,s6-238-263-266-12415-0,00.html

  • alwaysroom4dessert
    July 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you for posting that video! I was just about to head out to the gym when I saw your video, it’s always nice to switch up the ab routine and I definitely felt the burn!

  • Steph
    July 27, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    thanks! i’m going to add the one your yoga instructor taught you to my routine

  • Emily W.
    July 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm


  • Lucy
    July 27, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I like doing planks with my arms on a stability ball. It adds another level of intensity because your abs are working hard to keep you stable on that ball! Also, you can try balancing your feet on a small ball, which is always hard for me. This gets you more bang for the buck!

    Also when I am doing planks on the floor, I always check the mirrors to make sure that my arm from shoulder to elbow is straight and perpendicular to the floor. If my elbow is behind my shoulder, it makes the plank easier to hold… which I sometimes do.. hehe =)

  • Alicia
    July 27, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for taking the time out to do a video on abs for us. I will try out some moves like the one with eagle pose and the other one that incorporates dumb-bell. 🙂

  • Karen
    July 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm


    Awesome video! Your verbal and visual instructions were easy to follow.
    Thanks for putting it together.

    I can’t wait to see your next video.

  • Alyssa
    July 28, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Thank you so much Jenna! I tried two sets of fifteen of the reverse abs and I could feel it! They are definitely a little harder than I anticipated 😛

  • shelbney
    July 28, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Ok – honestly, you are just too cute! Why hasn’t he purposed yet? Love the blog, thanks for doing it.

  • LadyLara
    July 28, 2008 at 3:26 am

    Lurking since I read about your site in Radar magazine… I check it every day now! Just had to finally post to say how great your ab video was. Keep up the vids! One day you will be Jenna the Empire!

  • Melissa
    July 28, 2008 at 4:31 am

    thanks for the ab workout post! it’s so helpful to see you demonstrate them all! and i tried the crunches your yoga teacher showed you…boy, i’m gonna hurt tomorrow!

    hope you had a great time at the concert!

  • Amy
    July 28, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I just love your cute voice! You are just too sweet!

  • healthyceliac
    July 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks so much for that video! It was really great to see your form and some great ideas to add to my routine. I was starting to get bored with my routine.
    Thanks again!!

  • Jo
    July 28, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    thanks jenna – that’s great. I’m always trying to find new ab moves to spice things up – after a while they get easy and you feel they’re not working as well so I like to vary them. I love that ‘burn’ feeling – makes you feel like they’re working!!!! I feel my stomach shrinking as I’m doing them (purely psychological but hey!)

    More vids would be great – maybe arm exercises?


  • Audrey
    August 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

    This is a great ab workout! I could really feel it working!