6 Minutes to Amazing Abs

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Great abs take hard work, but not long work. Instead of crunching for minute after minute, striving for length, we’ve created a quick ab workout to hit all of the major areas in your core, but also deliver a burn in a short amount of time. When it burns, you’ll know it’s working.

In addition to crunches, you’ll be adding in jacknifes, toe touches, heel touches, leg lifts, flutter kicks, and a Russian twist. This variety of exercises will leave no area of your core overlooked!

Equipment Needed: yoga mat, 1 medium dumbbell (8-12lbs), Interval Timer (Gymboss is a free app download)

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with no rest period in between. Perform this routine 3 times per week to get amazing abs. As your abs get stronger, add on more rounds and rest for 1 minute in between each round.

Beginner’s Level: 1 round
Intermediate Level: 2 rounds
Advanced Level: 3 rounds


1. In and Out Crunches
2. Leg Lifts
3. Dumbbell Russian Twist
4. Dumbbell Jackknife
5. Alternating Toe Touches
6. Alternating Heel Touch
7. Dumbbell Jackknife
8. Flutter Kick

In & Out Crunches

Leg Lifts

Dumbbell Russian Twist

Dumbbell Jackknife

Alternating Heel Touch

Flutter Kick

Great abs need great food to help tone and burn additional fat. Try these additional tips:
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