Beginner’s Flat Abs Workout – Plus Core Strengthening

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Time to hit that midsection! Flat abdominal workouts are one of the healthiest types of workouts because they target visceral fat (i.e. the fat around your middle which, unfortunately, is the unhealthiest kind). But, have no fear! These fast core strengthening exercises will have you well on your way to the new and improved, healthier you! These beginner abs strengthening exercises will get you on the road to reaching your full potential by getting you to love exercising again because it’s a doable, fun routine!

For optimal results, remember to eat clean and include cardio at least 3 times weekly.

Equipment Needed: yoga mat and interval timer (gymboss is a free downloadable app)

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds and complete 2 rounds, 3 times weekly for 6 to 8 weeks.  After completing the 6 to 8 weeks, move onto other SkinnyMs. ab routines. See videos below for demonstrations to ensure you are using proper form.


1. Bird Dog
2. Push Throughs
3. Seated Knee Tucks
4. Crunches
5. Front Plank

Bird Dog

Push Throughs

Seated Knee Tucks


Front Plank

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6 Comments on "Beginner’s Flat Abs Workout – Plus Core Strengthening"

  1. Shonda Knowlton  October 26, 2013

    How many times through do we do these exercises?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 27, 2013

      Shonda, Perform 2 rounds and 2-3 x’s weekly.

  2. Tina  July 16, 2016

    I’m with Shonda. The intro says two rounds but the list of exercises say repeat 12 times. So if I do 12 sets of each exercise, that is one round. 360 crunches * 2 rounds (720) total seems a bit excessive,

    • Gale Compton  July 16, 2016

      Tina, The workout has just been updated. Please take a look. 🙂

  3. Tina  July 17, 2016

    Thanks so much Gale!!!

  4. V.R.A.M.S.  April 27, 2017

    I’m 5 5 and i weight 182. My ideal weight is also my goal weight of 135. I weighted that just three years ago.


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