We know a lot of you like to work on those core muscles and especially the abdominals, so we thought we would give you all another ab burning workout to help get those muscles sore the next day. Though this is a tough workout for how quick it is, remember the best way to lose belly fat is a combination good nutrition and total body strength training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - not abdominal workouts. This workout, instead, is intended to strengthen and tone the muscles of your core to give a more stable base for everyday life activity and even more advanced exercises and activities, which lowers your overall chance of injury.
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This routine does not include a warm up as it is intended to be an extra workout done after your regular/main routine is done. If you chose to do this routine on its own just be sure to do a quick warm up for your core especially if you have recently been inactive for a prolonged period of time. We try to show multiple levels of difficulty so even though this routine is marked as a level 4 it can easily be done as a lever 3 or even 2 by choosing the easier options or adding slight modifications on your own. With that said, if you want to bump this up to a level 5 routine feel free to use extra weight in the form of ankle weights, dumbbells, or medicine balls to make this video a challenge for even the most hardcore veteran exerciser.
Keep in mind as you go through this routine (or any routine) that your form is more important than doing a harder version. Many people want to challenge themselves which is great as that is how you get better but just be sure that you are not pushing beyond your own limits of control. With all of the exercises done on your back, you should have your lower back firmly pressed against the floor at all times. If you feel your back come up off the ground then you need rest, reset and if you can’t keep your back down then move to an easier version of the exercise. Because of the nature of these exercises doing this routine on a soft surface is important. If you do not have an area of soft carpeting you will want to use an exercise mat. Be sure to use a thicker mat as opposed to a yoga mat which is not thick enough for core or pilates style routines.
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- 10 Exercises
- 1 Set Each
- 50 Seconds Each; 10 Second Rest/Prep
- Exercise Mat (optional)
Warm Up / Cool Down:
- Not Included (make sure to do both)
Workout: 50 seconds each, 10 Second Rest
- Russian Twist
- Butterfly Crunch
- Toe Touch Crunch
- Alternating Cross Back Bow
- Flutter Kicks
- Criss Cross Crunch
- Pilates Double Toe Taps
- Side Hip Raise L
- Side Hip Raise R
- Jackknife Crunch