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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 17

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Welcome to my living room workout series! Each week, I share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily exercise.

Living Room Workout 17

Today’s workout has a bit of a funny name. I call it “Ab-a-licious Plus.” It’s ab-a-licious because we’re going to do a lot of old school sit-ups. And it’s plus because after that we’re going to flip over and work on some of our back muscles.

The workout goes like this:

  1. 15 seconds sit-ups
  2. 15 seconds rest
  3. 30 seconds sit-ups
  4. 30 seconds rest
  5. 30 seconds sit-ups
  6. 30 seconds rest
  7. 1 minute sit-ups
  8. 1 minute rest
  9. 30 seconds sit-ups
  10. 30 seconds rest
  11. 30 seconds sit-ups
  12. 30 seconds rest
  13. 15 seconds sit-ups
  14. 45 seconds rest
  15. Cobra hold: accumulate as many seconds as possible in a three-minute window

Watch the video for full instruction on how to do sit-ups safely and how to scale them to your fitness and ability level. Remember, this is your workout and it’s perfectly okay if it looks different than mine.

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You can find the rest of my Living Room Workouts by clicking here. I recommend bookmarking that link so any time you find yourself in need of an exercise idea, you’ll have my whole library of follow-along videos on hand.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.