Your core is at the center of it all, literally. With a strong and tight core, everything else becomes increasingly manageable. Your core is an active part of every movement you do. Walking, running, lifting and nearly every single exercise involves the core.
This 5-minute routine will burn your abs to exhaustion. Since the abs are a large muscle, we’ll use a heavy weight to get them trained to their full potential. Push yourself through this routine and flatten that belly to perfection.
Equipment Needed: Interval Timer (Gymboss is a free app download), one heavy weight(think 20-25 lbs), yoga mat or soft surface
What to Do: Review the workouts below and watch the videos to become familiarized with each exercise. Perform each exercise for the designated time. Do this workout 3 times a week to strengthen and tighten your core.
1. Dumbbell Side Bend – 30 seconds on each side
2. Russian Twist – 1 minute
3. Dumbbell Crunch – 1 minute
4. Weighted Jack Knife – 1 minute
5. Dumbbell Star Crunch – 30 seconds
6. Dumbbell Toe Touch – 30 seconds
Dumbbell Side Bend
Weighted Jack Knife
Dumbbell Star Crunch, Dumbbell Toe Touch
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