5-Minute Beginner Ab Workout for Flatter Tummy

By Joanna 30/01/2015 In
Workout With Me
Abs & Core


Strengthen your core and tone your tummy with these simple yet effective ab exercises in 5 minutes! These moves are suitable for beginners. I will be showing & explaining each move step-by-step for you to start a regular core routine. As you progress, you can choose a harder variation, increase the workout time, reduce the rest time and aim to do more reps.

Structure: 40 secs Workout, 20 secs Rest. A total of 5 exercises.

Routine: Beginner start with 1 set, as you progress aim to do 2 - 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute in between sets. For best result, aim to do these workouts 2 – 3 times weekly on alternate days.

1) Basic Crunches
2) Toe Dip
3) Hand to Toe Touch
4) Russian Twist
5) Plank

Common Questions:
1) How often should I do this workout?
Absolute beginners, aim for 1 set. As you progress, increase to 2 - 3 sets. For best result, do this workout 2-3 times weekly on alternate days.

2) Should I only do this workout?
For best result, combine it with consistent total body workouts (3-4 times weekly) and have a healthy, clean, balanced diet (that's a huge part to getting a flat belly). You can refer to my other workout videos for an effective total body workouts. If you are a beginner, try my "Beginner Fat Burning" workout video with this. =)
Click here: http://youtu.be/C8LxBcVjJK4

3) When will I start to see the difference (or get a flat belly)?
For this workout and any other workouts in general, you should feel and see the difference in 4-6 weeks. This varies individually depending on how much body fat you have to lose. The safe and sustainable weight loss ratio is 1-2lbs per week. Again, combine this workout with total body workouts to burn off the excess fat.

4) Can I do this workout more frequently for quicker results?
Doing this workout more frequently doesn't equal quicker result, it's a combination of total body workouts to burn the excess fat off and a good clean diet. Allowing your muscles to rest and recover is as important too - hence do it on alternate days.

5) I feel the strain on my lower back instead of abs and my lower back is arching. Am I doing it wrong?
If you are new to this workout, It's comment to arch our back because our abs muscles are not as strong yet. Slow down the pace and focus on getting the right technique initially. So only bring your legs down as low as you can without arching your back. It's alright if it's only half way through because it's more important that we don't feel the strain on our lower back, and focus on working the ab muscles. You can also support your lower back by placing your hand directly under your lower back. As your abs get stronger, you will find that you will be able to bring your legs down even further.

6) I want to get a flat belly in 1 week or 2 weeks. What can I do?
It's important to set yourself a realistic goal. We do not put on weight / belly fat overnight, hence it will take time for us to lose the weight too. The sooner you stop looking for shortcuts, instead trust yourself and your hard work, the sooner you will see results. Start by cleaning up your food, so no junks, fried food, soda drink and reduce the amount you eat. If you consume less than your body burns, that's when you lose weight. And of course combine it with total body workouts 5-6 days a week for quick and best result.

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