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Get ready to say bye bye belly fat and hello to flat toned abs with this quick and easy core workout routine for women.

Are your pants feeling tight at your waistline?
Do you have a belly fat you’d like to lose?
Do you hate crunches?

Then you’re going to love this core workout routine.

It’s quick and easy AND it works.  Woo!!   The best part?  It takes less than 20 minutes and you don’t have to do any crunches!

I’ve been using this workout with my clients and have had some amazing feedback on it – so I’m sharing it with you!

When you’re done with this workout, leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn in your core.


Bye Bye Belly Fat Core Workout Routine


  • There are 6 moves in this workout.
  • Do each move 10 times to complete one set.
  • Do 10 full sets to finish the workout.
  • For exercises that only show the movement on one side, make sure you do the same number of reps on the other side, too.
  • Make sure you squeeze your abs in tight throughout the entire workout.

Ab Workout for Belly Fat Christina Carlyle

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The Bye Bye Belly Fat Core Routine Exercises


Alright, ladies – here’s how we are going to get this done!

Do 10 sets of each move with 10 reps!  Get ready to feel that belly burn!!



Knee tuck extensions ab workout Christina Carlyle
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 bring 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.



Marching plank ab exercise Christina Carlyle

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.



Scissor Kick ab Exercise Christina Carlyle

Lie with your legs extended out with toes pointed. Contract your abs and lift your legs off the ground about 6 inches. This is your start position. Lift one leg straight up then quickly lower it, as you simultaneously lift your other leg. Scissor kick both legs once, to complete one rep. Continue to alternate lifting and lowering your legs without stopping or touching the floor until you complete your set. Tip: Extend your arms out to the side or under your butt for support.



Side plank pulses ab exercise Christina Carlyle

A side plank is your start position. Lower your hip down to the floor, then immediately lift your hip back up to the start position. Continue pulsing your hip up and down, quickly racking up reps until you feel the burn. Once you feel the burn, do 5 more. Switch sides and repeat the movement on the other side to complete your set.



Thread the needle ab exercise Christina Carlyle

Get in a side plank with your upper arm extended overhead. This is your start position. Rotate your arm down and under your body, threading it through the negative space between your body and the ground, as if you’re drawing thread through a needle. Reverse the movement and return to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of reps on the other side to complete one set.



Woodchop ab exercise Christina Carlyle

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.


That’s it!  I recommend training your core 2 times a week.  You can do this workout twice… or once along with one of my other core workout routines.

Head up… you’ll get results a lot faster using a full body training programs and eat foods that fight fat, too.  If you’re serious about burning belly fat faster, follow my fat burning programs.

Want to give your metabolism a boost and burn that belly fat even faster? Follow my meal plan! It’s a must if you are serious about losing body fat!!

That’s it!

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