Last updated on June 16th, 2018 at 05:29 pm
If you have around 10 minutes and an exercise mat, then you need to try this at home abs workout for a flat belly. Do it twice a week and record your time!
My whole life I have been obsessed with abs. I never had them, I was just obsessed.
Some people have more fat on their thighs, I’m more of the type that stores fat in my midsection and breasts (well, seems like you can have it ALL).
This did bother me when I was younger, but now that I’m older and wiser, I know I can dress for success, so I couldn’t care less.
HOWEVER…belly fat doesn’t look pretty and too much of it can lead to insulin resistance and heart disease.
Which isn’t uncommon in my family.
So yes, I am now focusing on reducing belly fat.
Now that I’m older I also know that doing 200 sit ups every day won’t help me get rid of belly fat.
Sure they’ll target my abdominal muscles, but the fat on top of them? It will stay there to cover and comfort them.
The other thing I never really thought about when I was younger was my core, not just the abs.
The core as whole.
I had never heard of a plank and I never thought about how important having a strong core is. It’s important for your posture, which on the other hand can then help you burn more calories and even make you more productive.
I might have never been successful at being super lean and not having any belly fat, but I have been able to flatten my belly by eating healthy and combining fat-burning and toning exercises.
And super quickly at that.
It doesn’t need to be months – usually it has taken me about two weeks of consistent work to see results.
The Flat Belly Workout
Now this workout will help you do both – tone abdominal muscles and burn belly fat. It’s a combination between HIIT & strength training.
You’ll be doing three rounds of four different exercises back to back, with no rest in between.
You’ll be counting reps and timing yourself. Next time you do the workout you’ll notice: Hey, I did better today!
So I did this ab workout twice last week and I really felt it. Even more the next day, so make sure you stretch.
Now let’s get to the exercises.
- an exercise mat
- sport shoes
Please consult with your doctor, before starting this or any other exercise regimen!
Do all exercises back to back, without a break for 3 rounds.
A little side note: Since I didn’t think of filming myself while doing these early in the morning, I went on youtube and found videos of individual exercises, in case you don’t know how to perform some of the moves. So obviously, thank you to the trainers who provided the videos on youtube.
Burpee is demonstrated by Fitness Blender. If you have never tried burpees, don’t feel intimidated. Burpees are hard, but they’re doable and super effective. And will make you feel like you accomplished something awesome. At least that’s how I felt the first time. I did the modification without push up as shown in the video.
Bicycles are demonstrated by Howcast. Do thirty of these, this means 15 on each side.
30 Plank Jacks
Plank jacks demonstrated by Fitness Blender. Again no need to feel intimidated – plank jacks are effective and challenging, but you can do it!
30 Plank Hip Dips
Plank hip dips demonstrated by Health Magazine. This exercise is excellent for the core and your obliques! If you can’t twist your hips as low to the side – no need to, just make sure you’re keeping your core strong and doing a rainbow-like move with your hips. That’s 30/ round.
The first time I did this workout it took me 11:33 min, the second time 10:50. So I guess I’ve gotten better, but the second time I was also trying to beat my time from before, so who knows.
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