Cook Your Core with These 5 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises

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Want to fight the flab? Dreaming of washboard abs? It’s time to get the six-pack you always wanted with our top five fat-burning ab exercises. Not only are they awesome for abdominal toning, these moves will also ward off back pain, increase your suppleness and boost your flexibility. It’s time to push your abs to exhaustion with the below exercises. And remember: It’s all about quality over quantity. Focus on getting each rep right with a slow, focused exertion. Tip: Be sure to consume one of our protein powders or shakes within 30 minutes of the workout for prime muscle recovery.

1.) Tone-it V hold

  • Sit with knees bent and feet on floor
  • With both hands, grasp bottom of thighs, pivoting back, and lift feet until lower legs are parallel to floor
  • Release hands
  • Straighten out legs and reach for your toes or touch your temple like Joe Ballinger demonstrates below.
  • Hold for 8 breaths
  • Repeat 3 times.

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2.) Flutter Kick

  • Lying on your back, keeping legs straight, extend arms out at your sides
  • Raise your heels about 6 inches off the floor
  • Kick your feet up and down in a rapid, scissor-like action

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3/4 Sit Up

  • Lie down on the floor making sure your legs are bent at the knees
  • Your hands should be kept behind or at the sides of your head
  • Start with your back on the ground
  • Flex your hips and spine to move your torso near your knees
  • At the top of the contraction your torso should be at a 90-degree angle to the ground
  • Reverse the movement, going just 3/4 of the way down
  • Repeat in line with your training program

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4.) Leg Raise

  • Lie on the floor with straight legs.
  • Start lifting them upwards until they’re upright
  • Slowly lower your legs back down back down keeping your legs as straight as possible
  • Pause just short of the floor so you feel the strain and contraction on your abs
  • Perform the next rep

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5.) Plank

  • On the floor, get yourself into push up position
  • Bend your elbows at 90 degrees, resting your weight on the forearms
  • Elbows should be directly beneath your shoulders
  • Your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet
  • Hold the position for as long as you can. Try holding for two minutes

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