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[MUSIC PLAYING] OBI OBADIKE: Hey, folks. We have an outstanding core workout today. We're going to really work our abs. And I know a little something about abs, OK?

Our very first exercise is going to be old fashioned high knees. You're going to love me, but you're going to hate me. We're going to do these for about 45 seconds. Everybody ready? Let's do this. High knees. And remember, every time you lift your leg up in the air, you are working your core, OK? Do this at your own pace and use your arms. All right. We are working those abs. Feel them engaging, all right? Feel them engaging. Take your time. It's almost like doing a sit up workout. The great thing about high knees is a fact that not only are you working your abs, but you're also getting some great cardio too. Great job. Keep it up. You're doing really good. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Break.

Now, we're just going to rest up right now. High knees takes some stuff out of your lungs, OK? Next exercise is going to be planks. Very important to rest and recover before you do the next exercise so you're completely able to do it the whole way out. Next exercise, planks 45 seconds.

We're going to get in a push up position. Everything is going to be parallel. All our weight is going to be on our elbows. Back is flat. Just like this. And hold it. If, by any chance, you can't do this, you could do the modified version. And just stay focused and breathe as much as you can for 45 seconds.

Keep everything flat. Parallel. You should feel your abs engaging. You're doing good. Keep it up. Keep that back flat. All right. And if you want to put a little more torque in it, you can put your arms forward and you can really feel that stretch now. The more you put both of your arms forward, the more you're going to feel the stretch. All right. Woo. Great plank. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Time.

Great job. Woo. Next exercise is going to be in and outs. In and outs. We're going to rest up a little quick. I'm going to catch my breath. And right now, I'm just recovering and resting, all right? In and outs is just like this. You're going to have your arms flat on the ground and you're just going to extend all the way out. All right? We're not going to start yet until we're fully recovered. Very, very important. I don't want you to start the next exercise and you're still tired. You know what's going to happen? You're not going to do it properly and you may not be able to last 45 seconds. That's why it's important to recover, all right? Everybody OK?

All right. I think everyone's ready to go. Let's do some in and outs. All right? Let's go. Extend it out just like that. All right? Feel the abs engaging. Doing good. Keep it up. Good form. Make sure you're breathing. All right? You're doing well. Extending. Keep it up. You're doing good. 3, 2, 1. Time.

Woo. Woo, that was no joke. I'm feeling it in my abs right now. Everybody feeling it? And I know you're feeling it too. Get a little water. You guys need water? Take your water. You at home, take the water. Hydrate, OK? And rest. Last exercise, plank punches. It's going to be a lot of fun. Get in a plank position. You're just going to punch forward. Just punch. Just like that. Punch forward. Stay focused. Keep punching. And if you want to do the modified version, just like that. OK? All right? Keep it up. You're doing good. Punch forward towards the head. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Oh, that was our quick core workout. Isn't that amazing how you can work your abs in just a couple of minutes and be this tired and feel like your abs are coming out of your shirt, just like mine and just like everybody here?