Join Jennifer Kingsley for an exercise that focuses on the core while balancing both upper and lower body, strengthening your abs and hamstrings.
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The Multi-Tasker Exercise Hi, I’m Jennifer Kingsley and if you’re anything like me, your life is really crazy. Even as a trainer, I spend all day in the gym but sometimes I just don’t have enough time to put a full hour in to get a full work out. So my clients and my friends affectionately call this exercise I’ve created the multi-tasker. It’s the multi-tasker because basically you’re doing everything at the same time. I just love being able to crunch. I’ve worked out into a really small amount of time. I know people are really busy and they use lack of time or lack of space or lack of equipment as an excuse to not do something and you know if you can find a couple of things that work the whole body at the same time just throw it in, then maybe it will get started to a life of working out. It’s going to be an exercise where start on our back and I like to use a ring to add some tension to my arms but you can use hand weights, you can use medicine ball or if you don’t have anything in your house that remotely resembles exercises equipment go into your kitchen and grab two suit cans, I guarantee it will work. So start on your back with your legs at a tabletop and with the object you’re holding in your hands right above your face. You’re going to move your legs like you’re riding a bicycle eight times. Exhale and squeeze the circle if you have circle contract your abdominals, roll up to your tailbone, stretch your hamstrings, pull your shoulder blades down to get your back in hold and then pull your stomach in as you come down. Inhale, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, exhale, crunch and squeeze the object in your hand, roll up slowly, stretching your hamstrings using your back muscles by pulling your laps down and pull your stomach in as you come back down. I could sum up my philosophy and my teaching style in one word which is integration. I really feel strongly that there is no one exercise that works for every single person at every single stage in your life and by integrating various forms of fitness, you’re creating more balance in the workout but you’re also creating workouts that are very enough that people stay interesting enough for much longer amount of time. I really love doing this exercise because it involves all them up for groups. You get to work on your flexibility and you’re cardiovascular at the same time.