Six pack. Washboard abs. If you’ve admired the flat, toned belly of a fellow gym rat or sunbather, but have given up on getting your own enviable abs, read on! Our 5-Minute Amazing Abs Workout truly optimizes those five minutes, turning a quick shortcut of a workout into a fat-burning, muscle-building power session.
The secret to this workout’s effectiveness is the use of a medium to heavy dumbbell, which increases resistance and builds muscle quickly. As you begin to see results, switch up the routine a bit. Perform your Russian Twists before your Dumbbell Toe Touches, and keep changing the sequence as weeks go by. This will prevent your muscles from getting accustomed to a certain order, and will prevent you from hitting a plateau. And don’t be afraid to move from beginner to intermediate to advanced. The more rounds you do, the better you’ll be able to maintain those fabulous abs!
Equipment Needed: 1 medium-heavy dumbbell (10-15 lbs), interval timer (Gymboss is a free app)
What to Do: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds without rest in between, and repeat the workout. Perform this workout 3-4 times per week to start your ab transformation.
Beginner’s Level: 2 rounds
Intermediate Level: 3 rounds
Advanced Level: 4 rounds
1. Dumbbell Toe Touch
2. Leg Lifts
3. Russian Twists
4. Dumbbell Jackknife
5. Dumbbell Crunch
Dumbbell Toe Touch
Without the proper food and habits, getting amazing abs can come to a stand-still. Combine these tips with the this workout for great results:
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