You’ve probably heard the saying that abs are made in the kitchen, which simply means that diet plays a vital role in fat loss.
However, this doesn’t mean you should ignore exercise. Building your ab and oblique muscles can actually tighten your midsection.
Today’s workout targets these two muscles and it’s ideal for beginners. Simply combine this workout with a calorie deficit and watch your belly shrink.
This marvelous workout offers a lot more than toning your belly. The last exercise, for instance, will loosen your hamstrings. Other exercises will strengthen your arms and legs.
If you don’t know how to perform any of the exercises in the routine, watch the demonstrations below the video.
9-Minute Abs Workout to Destroy Belly Fat
Sitting Twists – 40 Seconds
Reverse Crunch to Glute Bridge – 40 Seconds
Plank Knee Taps – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Step Mountain Climbers – 40 Seconds
Lying Leg Lifts – 40 Seconds
Crab Hip Lifts – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Lunge and Punch – 40 Seconds (Each Side)
Wall Sits – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Sitting Hamstrings Stretch – 30 Seconds (Each Side)
Sitting twists target your ab and oblique muscles. You should be able to perform this excellent exercise even if you’re a beginner.
The more you lean back, the harder the exercise. Make sure you twist your torso instead of just moving your hands from side to side. Lift your feet off the floor to make the exercise more challenging.
Reverse Crunch to Glute Bridge
Reverse crunches are a phenomenal exercise for people with lower back pain. You can get more out of this exercise by adding the glute bridge to it.
This movement will build your abs, glutes, and lower back muscles. Raise your hips as high as possible when doing the bridge.
Plank Knee Taps
For this exercise, hold the plank pose and then bend one knee and tap the floor with it. Then straighten the knee. Bend the opposite one and tap the floor. Keep alternating.
Plank knee taps mainly target your abs. Make sure your hips don’t sink when bending your knees.
Step Mountain Climbers
Many of us are used to doing mountain climbers at a fast pace. Well, you’ll have to slow down for this variation.
While in the straight arm plank position, tuck one knee towards your chest and then tap the floor with your toes. Return the foot to starting position then tuck the opposite knee.
Lying Leg Lifts
This simple ab exercise will tone your upper and lower abs. However, it may cause discomfort for people with lower back pain.
Luckily, placing your hands under your butt helps reduce the discomfort. But if the exercise is causing you pain, skip it!
Crab Hip Lifts
While this unique exercise may not leave your abs burning, it’s amazing for strengthening your core. Additionally, it will loosen your biceps.
Raise your hips as high as flexibility allows and keep your arms straight.
Lunge and Punch
Did you know that most full-body exercises can tone your abs? This one is no exception. It’ll also build your legs, glutes, lower back, and shoulder muscles.
Simply throw a punch every time you lunge forward. Hold a pair of light dumbbells to make this exercise more effective.
This excellent exercise is popular among people with knee pain. It builds leg muscles without stressing the knee joints.
Place your back on a wall then move both feet a step away from the wall. Slide down against the wall until your thighs are parallel the floor and hold that position.
Sitting Hamstrings Stretch
The last exercise in this workout will improve your flexibility. It’ll loosen your hamstrings, which are probably tight due to long hours of sitting.
Sit on the floor and keep your feet wide apart. Grab the left shin with both hands and lower your head as close to your knee as possible. Keep both feet straight throughout.
If you enjoyed today’s workout, you will love the workouts in the fat blaster sequence. Once you start doing these short workouts, you can notice a huge difference in the mirror after 2 to 3 weeks.