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Zuzka Light's Strong Abs Workout Video

Six-Pack Attack: Zuzka Light's Strong Abs Workout Video

Your core is a critical player in nearly every exercise. Build the six-pack strength you need with this fast-paced, super-intense, ab-carving workout!

This workout is all about building core strength! Thirty minutes of crunches won't carve the abs you crave, but this high-intensity workout will produce results. Every move in this workout will target your entire core, which is exactly what you need in order to build a killer six-pack.

You need to give your maximum effort to make this workout effective. It lasts 10-12 minutes, so every repetition counts. Our minds can hold us back from giving max effort, so make sure you're mentally ready to train before you start the workout. You know you can push yourself hard for 12 minutes. Don't stop until it's over. You can do it!

Zuzka Light's Killer Core Workout
Watch The Video - 16:21

Use a timer so you can just focus on performing the movements as quickly and efficiently as possible. Keep track of how many rounds you complete so you can compete against yourself the next time you try the workout!

Zuzka Light's Killer Core Workout

In 10-12 minutes, complete as many rounds as possible of:

EXERCISE 1 One-Leg Plyometric Balance
(10 reps each leg)

Directions and Tips:

  • This is a great movement for balance and core strength. It's a difficult movement to master, so make sure you practice it before you begin the workout.
  • Begin balanced on your right leg. Lean your upper body forward until your left hand touches the ground and your left leg is parallel to the floor.
  • After your hand touches the floor, bring your left knee forward and your upper body back to an upright position. When your body is upright, jump off your right leg and bring your left knee to your chest. As you jump off your right foot, your right arm should swing forward.

EXERCISE 2 Wall Walk
(5 reps)

Directions and Tips:

  • This exercise requires you to tense your entire body. It's a great way to improve athleticism.
  • Start in the push-up position with your toes touching a wall. Climb up the wall using your feet and pushing with your shoulders. You should end up in a handstand with your body a few inches away from the wall.
  • Once you're in a handstand, bring your head in between your shoulders and look at the wall. This will lengthen your entire body and will engage your abs.
  • Climb back down the wall by walking forward with your hands and down with your legs. Stand up completely before returning to a push-up position.

EXERCISE 3 Pistol Squat
(5 reps each leg)

Directions and Tips:

  • The pistol squat is not only an awesome lower body exercise, but it's also a challenging move for your core muscles. Without engaging your core, you won't be able to do them.
  • Stand on your right leg with the other straight in front of you. Bend your right leg until you're in a squat position. Keep the left leg forward.
  • Try to keep your left leg out as you stand back up.
  • If you are unable to do this movement, hold on to a band, bar, or use the wall for extra stability.

EXERCISE 4 Ab Splitters
(5 reps)

Directions and Tips:

  • This exercise will give you that great abdominal burn you've been looking for. Make sure you keep your feet off the ground until you complete the last rep.
  • Start on your back with your feet and shoulders off the ground. Keep your legs and arms straight. Bring your legs and arms up and forward. They should meet above the center of your body.
  • Lay back down without resting your shoulders or feet on the ground. Once your back hits the ground, raise your upper body. As you raise your torso, split your legs. Reach your hands between your legs until they touch the ground.
  • When your hands touch the ground, recline until your back touches the ground. From there, immediately incline your torso and bring your knees to your chest.
  • All three movements count as one rep.


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About The Author

Zuzka Light is a leading fitness personality on YouTube, fostering an audience of hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.

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saracrazy92

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So glad that they're featuring her. She is amazing. Can't wait to try this workout out, im sure it will be brutal.

Feb 14, 2013 7:33pm | report
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velegarcia

I have been following her youtube videos and she is great, from charliejames1975 to bodyrock.tv to now, zuzkalight.

Feb 14, 2013 8:01pm | report
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woutvl

all these exercises engage your core in a compound way. i like!

Feb 14, 2013 8:21pm | report
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bodyworksmuscle

Awesome core workouts!

Feb 14, 2013 8:51pm | report
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SOCIALDEVIANT

AB splitter for breakfast?... yes please.

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  • ht: 18'11"
  • wt: 227.5 lbs
  • bf: 27.1%
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bjaen

Oh your God!! She's so beautiful!!

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Feb 15, 2013 2:02am | report
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  • ht: 14'8"
  • wt: 176.37 lbs
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Bodhiflute

Good routine, i suggest similar circuits to my clients and they are extremely effective.

Feb 15, 2013 2:55am | report
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  • ht: 14'8"
  • wt: 176.37 lbs
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NiasBalata

u r super gorgeous thanks for your beautiful smile it motivate me! & thanks for the great core workouts.

Feb 15, 2013 3:06am | report
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  • ht: 15'1"
  • wt: 181.28 lbs
  • bf: 17.3%
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mattmoo123

Very similar to what my gymnasts used to do. Mt gf is also a gymnast and has amazing abs!

Feb 15, 2013 6:18am | report
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  • ht: 13'8"
  • wt: 164.56 lbs
  • bf: 10.0%
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cardinalsfan80

I like how you can see her actually doing the workouts instead of just the pictures, of course after I get through being mesmerized by the accent and body.

Feb 15, 2013 8:44am | report
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Cekandre

LOVE love zuzka! everything she does is amazing and it actually works!

Feb 15, 2013 9:22am | report
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CitizenCL

Wow, those ab splitter looks killer. Gotta put those in tomorrow at the gym!

Feb 15, 2013 9:35am | report
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rebel8mac

Zuzka was THE person that got me motivated and ready to started working out at home with a heavy duffel bag and doing burpees. She is AWESOME!

Feb 15, 2013 10:11am | report
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juvesruga

Great exercises I'm your fan since the days of Susan Spears :P

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gorana

funny :)

Feb 16, 2013 4:06pm | report
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Sicily

This looks fun! Might mix this in tomorrow with glutes and sprints :)

Feb 15, 2013 4:59pm | report
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NewBuild1

Zuzka, do you feel it is actually important to incorporate ab isolation exercises and workouts in your routine, or do you feel having a low enough bodyfat percentage and doing full body, compound moves are enough?
I never do ab workouts, I haven't done a crunch in about 3 years, and my core feels stronger than it's ever been. Instead I focus on full body exercises like front squats, deadlifts, and pistol squats to keep my core strong.
Am I doing myself a mischief by missing these out?
Thanks in advance.

Feb 16, 2013 3:20am | report
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twd721

i love the honesty of this video, she shows how hard its going to be.

Feb 16, 2013 8:36am | report
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Choose2bSore

I love Zuzka and her workouts, she is the best. I saw this workout before in her youtube channel and didn't get to try it, will do it this time. Really looking forward to it.
BB.com thanks for bringing Zuzka videos, I've being following her workouts for 3 years now. She is my fitness idol hehe!

Feb 16, 2013 9:45am | report
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jarvistn

have followed her on youtube and fb, so glad she is here now...

Feb 16, 2013 10:12am | report
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gorana

Love it! But you have to be in great shape to be able to do this!

Feb 16, 2013 4:05pm | report
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tyquann

She is a beast! I love her workouts and recommended her to so many others...extremely effective and I will start doing this core workout!

Feb 16, 2013 4:08pm | report
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the best trainer
its fat free
and not selling

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iam a faithful yiutube follwer from the very beginning

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jtortorich

this chick is brutal with the core workouts, this is the second video featured on here and they are both awesome, I am going to incorporate a workout like this on one of my 2 rest days.

Feb 16, 2013 10:11pm | report
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