Review: Personal Training With Jackie Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs


I haven't met a Jackie Warner workout DVD that I didn't love, and this is no exception.


I have been looking for a good core workout for almost a year now. Although I am in pretty good shape, if I do say so myself, my core is weak. I notice it most in my running and know it would improve that and more if I corrected it. In my search to remedy my weak core I've tried many, many core workouts, and this is by far my new favorite. 


Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs is an awesome workout, I give it 5 stars, hands down. It is exactly what I've been looking for in a core workout.


The moves are not what I've found in typical core workouts (she means it when she says crunch-free) and I love that. As I've been doing some pretty tough workouts lately I was surprised that I could not complete all the moves. There were several in the floor work routine that I could only do half-way through and I was toast and had to go to the beginner modifications. I find this a good thing! It tells me this is exactly what I need. I am determined to kick this workouts butt and I will work at it until I can.


For this workout you will need: handweights to suit your ability (you could also do this without weights for beginners) and possibly a mat if that is your preference for floor work.


It is set up in two 15 minute workouts: one with moves you do standing with handweights (such as push & tap, split lunge flex, and alternating punches) and the other is floor work (with moves such as side oblique planks, weighted obliques, and bridge toe touches) some using weights and some not. You can choose from the menu to do just one or both workouts together for a kick butt core workout. 


This DVD would be suitable for most fitness levels as there is someone demonstrating modified moves for beginners. 


I am just a blogger, not a doctor, trainer, or any sort of professional. What you read here are my personal experiences and opinions. Of course, always consult your doctor before trying a diet, supplement, or new workout program. I was sent this DVD by the PR company. I receive no compensation for my posts or opinions and as always they are 100% honest and my own.