My wife’s New Year’s resolution is to get abs. She wanted them for Christmas, but had to settle for perfume instead. If you have a goal similar to hers, this video will help you out. It’s a 5-minute ab/core routine that you can do anytime for a quick energy boost and to build strength in your core. I perform this exact workout or one very similar to it a couple times per week.
Here is a 5-minute ab/core routine. It was inspired by Keith Weber’s Extreme Kettlebell series, but can also be done with a dumbbell. I love this workout because it can be done pretty much anytime, anywhere for a quick ab blast and energy boost. Perform it once or repeat several times throughout the day. Use weight suitable for your skill level and progress to heavier weight as you become stronger with proper form. I usually alternate anywhere from 25-45lbs.
Core workouts are perfect for active recovery. I usually keep them separate from my other workouts. I’ll do them first thing in the morning or throughout the day on my rest days. If you want to lift weights and do abs together, I recommend you do abs at the end of your workout, after the heavy lifting is all done.
Here is the routine:
- 10 Pull-Overs
- 10 Leg Lifts
- 20 Russian Twists
- 10 L-Ups
- 10 Weighted Crunches
- 10 Elbow Out Crunches
- 10 Bicycles
- 20 Mountain Climbers
“Get Tough” by Track Tribe (YouTube Audio Library)
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