Get Fit in 5 Minutes: Flat-Abs Workout

Score a stronger, tighter core despite your crazy-busy schedule

Hit your core from every angle with this fast and effective routine. The equipment-free moves are perfect for tacking on to your cardio workout, but you’ll still results if you only have time for a quick hit of abs.

How it works: Perform each exercise in order for the prescribed amount of time, with little to no rest between moves. The complete circuit should take about five minutes.

You’ll need: Nothing! Just 5 min !

Flutter Kick

Reps: As many as possible in 1 minute

Get into the same position as the V hold starting position, lower both of your legs until your about 1 foot up top of the mat place your hands on each side of your body. Make sure your back is straight and begin to move both of your legs up and down while one is up the other should be down, perform this for one minute. Go directly to Modified Lower-Back Bends.

Plank Jack

Reps: As many as possible in 60 seconds

Start in plank position with hands shoulder-width. Keeping core tight and glutes engaged, place right elbow on ground, then left elbow on ground, hop and spread your feet apart and back together.

Russian Twist

Reps: As many as possible in 60 seconds

Sit with knees bent and together, feet lifted to knee level, and arms extended overhead (sit up as tall as possible through spine). Shift weight onto left ‘cheek’ and press arms down to outside of right hip. Return to start and repeat on opposite side. Do as many reps as possible in 60 seconds.


Reps: As many as possible in 1 minute

Lie with your back on a mat, and extend your arms overhead and your legs in front of you with your feet together (A). In one movement, contract your abs, pull your legs up, and touch your toes (B). Exhale as you contract, and keep your feet together throughout the move. Release back down with control. That’s one rep. Immediately contract back up, and complete the recommended number of reps for each set



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