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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Jack Knife

by Nellie

Weekly Wednesday Workout

 

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Jack Knife

 

So it’s been a while since we targeted abs so I am throwing this doosie in the ring for ab workouts:

httpv://youtu.be/12jDTJwNLwM

Okay, so I know you guys are going to tell me how hard this looks and how much you don’t want to it–but–hear me out! This move is one of those compound moves that I love so much. Everything is working! Arms, legs, and especially core!I’d start off pretty small with a 3 or 5 lb dumbbell just to see how it feels. This is definitely one of those moves that gets uncomfortable very quickly but as you know that is where the magic happens!

Would you do a dumbbell Jack Knife?

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31 comments

Joi July 31, 2013 - 5:56 am

I love moves that incorporate it all too! I’d dot his in a heartbeat!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:27 pm

It’s a good one Joi! Easy to do at home too! 🙂

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Ilene July 31, 2013 - 6:30 am

Oh, this is such a good one! And I love that it incorporates so much in one move. That’s one of the reasons why I love doing planks. They work everything. I will have to give this one a try!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Planks are not my favorite, but I can totally see what you mean about total body exercises 😉

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Allie Burdick July 31, 2013 - 6:42 am

I do this one already and love, love, love it!!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:29 pm

it’s a good one Allie!

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Miz July 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

I LOVE THIS POSTS
and yep.
off to try 🙂

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:29 pm

🙂 Thanks Miz, I like this move a lot!

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thedoseofreality July 31, 2013 - 7:35 am

My trainer used to make me do this move, and you are right…it definitely targets everything, but man it is hard!-Ashley

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Yes, usually the hard ones are the most transforming 🙂

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Kim July 31, 2013 - 10:44 am

I’ve done Jack Knife’s lots of times but never with the dumbbell! I think I will try but I already know it is going to be brutal!!!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Yeah girl, 43 of these? oh boy!!

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Yum Yucky July 31, 2013 - 11:58 am

I seriously think I heard the dude fart. But I do like his sneakers.

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Tamara July 31, 2013 - 3:47 pm

hahaha. I was wondering if he might fart from the movement.

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:31 pm

LOL usually the farting is saved for Yoga. Go figure.

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Sharm's Outlet July 31, 2013 - 12:03 pm

I love how it works on arms, lower, and upper abs. I am going to give it a try and thanks for sharing it…

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:32 pm

No problem! 🙂

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Carli July 31, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Ugh! Jackknives are hard enough but putting a db in my hand..I’m just not sure about that!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:32 pm

I know it totally turns the move all the way up!

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veronica July 31, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Abs! I still need to hit those up. I know I can do them at home but I just haven’t had the motivation. ugh
I need to.

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:32 pm

me too girl, me too.

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Elle July 31, 2013 - 3:28 pm

I would try it but only with a light weight! 🙂

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Yes, that is definitely the way to go!!

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Tamara July 31, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Ok, I love most of all his cute smile at the end. I would definitely do this. I agree that it looks hard but I guess I thought it would be worse than it was. Maybe you should always put those little notes in the beginning about how we’re all going to think it looks hard because I was pleasantly surprised that it seemed doable.
Now watch me try to do it and change my mind at how doable it seems..

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:34 pm

hahaha, yes I need to encourage more instead of projecting my fears onto you all. I can’t help it LOL

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Michelle July 31, 2013 - 11:24 pm

Yeah, I might be able to do that without the dumbbell! 🙂 Nellie, you come up with some very cool workout ideas!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Thank you 🙂 try with and without, who knows!

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Leslie August 1, 2013 - 10:38 pm

Whoa! Talk about a whole-body workout in one! I might actually try this during my next workout (with light weights, as you suggest)!

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Nellie August 2, 2013 - 10:51 am

Yes, light weights please! I think anything higher than 5 and I wouldn’t be able to do many reps at all!

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Nellie August 4, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Yes, I have a couple actually in previous wednesday workout, but you can definitely stand up straight and bring your knees to your abs

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