Today’s workout is a super quick 5 minute ab workout that I usually like to add to the end of my clients HIIT routine or if me and Demi are feeling like we need an abs top up we get down and do this workout.
If you know me you’ll know I’m not a huge fan of ab workouts but I Demi loves them, and so do most of my clients.
5 minutes may not seem long but it really is all you need for an great effective abs workout. If you are following our home HIIT workouts you’ll know that your abs are always being engaged throughout those workouts.
What’s more, it’s these high intensity workouts where you’ll focus on burning that unwanted belly fat.
You need not spend too much time working your abs, you would be better off spending more time doing something else that burns more calories or focuses on other muscle groups.
I promise you’ll feel the burn after just 2-3 minutes of this ab workout. For toned flat abs fast, do this 5 minute abs workout at least 3 days a week. Either do it at the end of your HIIT workout or on its own on your rest days.
WHAT THE SECRET TO GREAT LOOKING ABS?
So the big secret to great looking abs is variety. By doing a range of different ab exercises you’ll work the entirety of your core making sure you hit all of the different muscle groups.
Your “abs” are actually made up of a the main two superficial muscles the obliques and rectus abdominis. And then you have the deeper lying internal abdominal obliques and transverse abdominis muscle. All which work collectively to give you that flat toned mid-section.
YOUR WORKOUT: 5 MINUTE ABS FOR WOMEN
So in your 5 minute ab workout there are 5 exercises that you’ll do for 30 seconds each. There is no between each exercise and you’ll repeat the 5 exercises for 2 rounds. So get your timer set to 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off. I like this one called “Interval Timer“, it’s free and simple to use. Set it for 5 rounds.
What you need: Optional Exercise Mat.
30 seconds of each exercise.
- Alternate Leg V-Sit
- Ab Cycle
- Reverse Crunch
- Raised Leg Crunch
- Heel Taps
Perform 2 rounds without any rest between each exercise…if you can.