100 Repetition Abs and Obliques Workout - 5 Minute Abs Workout
Wanting to get a good ab routine in and actually doing a good ab routine are very different things. Often it is hard to put together a program on the fly or put together a routine that is difficult enough without repeating the same movements over and over. So to take the work out of building your workout we have put together a short yet effective abdominal muscle program to challenge, tone, and strengthen your abs.
This is a simple 100 rep workout done straight through, one time, with little to no rest breaks in between exercises. We move very quickly from one exercise to another, so to help you keep up we show you a demo of the next upcoming exercise as you are finishing the reps of the previous move.
To keep it as simple as possible we are only using five different exercises, and doing 20 repetitions each. By the time you are done with this video your core will be burning and you will be one step closer to a toned and tight stomach. This video was designed to be very quick on purpose, so it could be completed in conjunction with other more full body workouts for more calorie burn and/or weight loss.
For best results we suggest using this abs video twice a day 3 to 4 days per week. The myth that you can exercise your core everyday is only true for toning exercises. If you are working your core for strength and are getting sore from those exercises then you need to give your abdominal muscles 48 hours rest or more, just like you would for any other sore muscle. If your goal is to get those abs to show up then you need to couple this routine or another one of our abdominal exercise routines with our higher intensity workouts like HIIT, Kickboxing, or Strength training.
Printable Abs & Obliques Workout
(20 Reps each)
Mt Climber Rotations (leg Kick)
Diamond Chop Crunches
Rotating Jack Knife Crunches (alternating)
Calorie Burn Information
As always, the amount of calories that you will actually burn during any given program is going to depend on a vast number of variables, including but not limited to body fat percentage, gender, baseline fitness level, weight, effort levels put forth, etc. With that said, we estimate that this burns 4-6 calories per minute.
Obviously, it's not a big calorie burner - most, if not all core workouts aren't. That's why it's so important to incorporate different types of training into your regular program in order to see the best results and finally get that toned stomach. Regular cardio (of varying types and intensities) is important, as is total body strength training workouts - note that we say "total" and not just abdominal strength training (or any one specific muscle group for that matter). The key to losing belly fat is turning your body into a machine that burns off fat, and building lean muscle is how you do that, in the form of an increased metabolism.