Get Fit In 5 Minutes: Flat-Abs Workout
If you want flat abs, do this workout. This is a workout that is made up of five exercises. It’s designed by New York City-based fitness trainer Chelsea Dornan. For each move, you need to do as many reps as you can in 60 seconds and then move on to the next exercise.
So that’s it!
First, you need to get into a plank position with your shoulders stacked over your wrists. Your body needs to be in a straight line between the top of your head and your heels.
Then keeping your hips square to the ground and core engaged, lower down to your right forearm, then your left and next, come back to a hands plank leading with your left hand. And alternate leads hand as you continue.
First, lie face-up on a mat with arms extended overhead and legs outstretched and then engage your core as you simultaneously raise your legs 45-degrees off the floor.
Next, you need to lift your upper body, bringing your arms forward and parallel to the ground for momentum. Then you need to release to starting position with control and continue.
- Alternating Side Plank Extensions
You need to start in a forearm plank position with your shoulders stacked over your elbows. And your body needs to be in a straight line between the top of your head and your heels. Then shift your weight into your left forearm as you stack your right hip over your left.
Then roll onto the outside of your left foot, stacking your right foot above it. You need to extend your top arm and leg toward the sky and then bring both limbs back down and return to the forearm plank position. You need
to repeat on the opposite side and then continue to alternate sides.
- Reverse Crunch to Hip Raise
To do this exercise first you need to lie on your back with your legs outstretched and feet together. Then you need to bring your arms along your sides and press your palms into the floor and keeping your legs as straight as possible. You need to engage your core as you lift your feet straight up over your hips.
Next, raise your hips up off the ground to stretch your toes toward the ceiling and with control, you need to lower one vertebra at a time until your hips are back on the floor. You need to keep your core tight as you lower your legs back to starting position to complete one rep.
- Single-Leg Froggers
Start this exercise in a plank position with your wrists stacked beneath your shoulders. Your body needs to be in a straight line between the top of your head and your heels.
Then step your left foot to the outside of your left palm and in one dynamic motion, jump your left foot back to plank position and your right foot to the outside of your right palm. Then you need to reverse feet and continue to alternate in quick succession.