Punch Up Your Abs Quickly
Now let’s be clear from the get-go, as much as we all want six pack abs in 3 minutes it’s not realistic to get a full ab workout in 3 minutes. However, if you’re looking for a simple way to boost your six pack efforts, this little routine can really help.
When it comes down to it, a sexy six pack is all about intensity, frequency & variation.
If defining your six pack this summer is on your to-do list, there’s still time, but you’ve got to put in the work. That means working out your abs a little more than usual. Here’s what I recommend doing:
1. Twice a week, run through my Best Ab Workout. I like to do this one on Mondays and Thursdays myself. This workout is a great way to really work your abs and build serious size and strength in your core. Make sure you leave at least 2 days in between dedicated workouts.
2. On 3 other days a week, try this 3-Minute, 360-Degree Ab Workout. Tack it on to the end of your other workouts, or throw it into your morning routine. I like to do this one on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, allowing for a couple days a week of total rest for your abs.
By challenging your abs at this frequency, you’ll do more to really wear them out, burn belly fat, and see serious results. And with only three minutes, you’re not going to wear them out and interfere with potential recovery.
Ready to have the best 3 minutes training your abs ever?
The Total 360-Degree Ab Workout
Run through the following exercises, without resting in between. Make sure you move quickly and engage your abdominal and core muscles throughout!
Plank, 30 seconds (view exercise)
Balance yourself on your toes and forearms, engage your abs and core, and hold here for 30 seconds. Make sure your legs, back, and neck are aligned.
Side Plank, 30 seconds per side (view exercise)
Now turn to the side and balance on the side of one foot and with one palm against the floor, Again create a straight line with your body, lifting your hips towards the ceiling. Hold here for 30 seconds and repeat on the opposite side.
Superman, 30 seconds (view exercise)
Lie on your belly now, and raise your arms and legs as much as possible as your core muscles stay rested against your workout mat. Hold here for 30 seconds.
Bicycle Crunches, 30 seconds (view exercise)
Lie on your back, and alternate between opposite elbow and knee as your bring them together, using your core muscles to lift in each move.
Lower Ab Bicycle Crunch, 30 seconds (view exercise)
End this 3-minute routine with a set of lower ab bicycle crunches. Extend one foot toward the ceiling as you hold the opposite foot a couple of inches off the floor. Hold for 2 counts, then switch feet, alternating for 30 seconds.
Have a little extra time? Run through this one a second time to double up on your efforts. Remember, you don’t want to totally overdo your abs, but frequency and intensity are definitely important considerations if you want to see fast results.
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