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I have a confession. Ab exercises are my least favorite of all the exercises. Crunches just aren’t my jam.
Plus, I have a back injury from a car accident a few years ago. So traditional ab exercises just aren’t in my wheelhouse.
But having a fluffy core isn’t fun for me either.
My ab workouts have to be short, sweet, crunch-free and make my abs burn.
Otherwise, I’ll avoid exercising them all together or won’t get results.
I have to get super creative with my ab exercise routine.
The key to a fast effective fat burning core workout is multi-directional movements that engage all abdominal muscles.
These 5 exercises will help you burn fat and target your belly. I actually enjoyed this ab workout, which is super rare for me, lol! I think you’re going to love it!
After you’re done trying, leave me a comment to let me know if you felt the burn. : )
How to do these Fat Burning Ab Exercises
- Do each exercise until you feel the burn
- Once you feel the burn quickly move on to the next exercise
- Do 1 full round of all 5 exercises
- Do 4 full rounds of the exercises to complete your workout
- For the best results, follow a meal plan and complete training program. If you need help I’ve got you covered.
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5 ab exercises to lose belly fat
HANDS TO FEET TUMMY TOUCHES
Lie on the floor with your arm and legs extended out. Squeeze your core and lift your arms and legs up towards each other until they touch. Immediately reverse back down to the start position and repeat the movement to rack up reps.
Get in a plank position. This is your start position. Begin marching by lifting one foot up as far as you comfortably can while keeping your hips square to the floor. Lower your leg back down to the start position. Immediately repeat the movement, lifting your other leg up to complete one rep.
KNEE TUCK EXTENSIONS
Start on all fours. Exhale as you draw your knee in and up towards your chest as far as you can. This is your start position. Inhale and extend your leg back and upward until it’s fully extended. Exhale and your knee back in and up towards your chest to complete one rep. Complete the same number of reps with both legs to complete one set.
Stand with your feet apart. While holding a weight with both hands, lift the weight up and across to one side. Your feet should pivot to help you extend the weight back and to the side. This is your start position. Pivot your feet as you rotate the weight down and across your body toward the opposite corner. Reverse the movement, lifting the weight back up and back across your body to the start position. One full ‘chopping’ movement counts as one rep. Do the same number of reps on the other side to complete your set.
Lie on the floor with your knees bent. Your arms should be down by your side with your palms on the floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor. This will be your starting position. Reach one hand down towards the heel on the same side. Without lowering your shoulders down, immediately return to the start position, then repeat the movement on the other side to complete one rep.
BOOM! That’s it. Leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.
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Christina Carlyle is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, & Behavior Modification Specialist. After overcoming her own health issues, getting off 7 medications, & losing 40 pounds (& keeping it off for 10+ years) she’s dedicated to helping others get Happy, Healthy, & Fit for life, with science-backed strategies. Christina shares real deal (no BS) weight loss and wellness advice, workouts, and recipes that get results and work in the real world.