This 15-minute flab to flat belly workout challenge is the best way to torch belly fat and strengthen your abdominal muscles. It’s quick, simple and it doesn’t require any special equipment. And the best part – it’s suitable for any fitness level. Your core is probably the most frequently used muscle group in your entire body, since it connects the upper with the lower body. So with every move you make, your belly muscles will be engaged. Best Core Exercises This flab to flat belly workout challenge consists of five exercises that specifically target each and every muscle of your core.
The chosen core exercises are:
♦ Crossover crunch
♦ Basic crunch
♦ Flutter kicks
♦ Heel touch
If you’re looking for even faster results from this flab to flat belly workout challenge, perform the 30-day squat challenge in along with this flat belly workout. Flab To Flat Belly Workout Challenge To complete this flat belly challenge, perform the 5 core exercises below for the prescribed repetitions or hold time. Beginners should perform only two set per day. But if you feel you can make it more challenging, do 3 sets per day.
Intermediates and advanced start with at least 3 sets per day, and increase the number of sets after a week or two. You can always repeat this challenge trying to break your own records with every day or week that comes. Here are the exercises you need to perform to complete this workout challenge:
1. V-Sits (30 seconds)
If regular V-ups weren’t challenging enough for you, try adding a medicine ball into the mix and you’ll really start to feel your abs fire up. Just make sure you don’t let the added weight compromise your form. HOW TO DO IT: Do everything exactly the same as a regular V-up, but start by holding a medicine ball in front of your chest. As you lift up, reach the medicine ball toward your toes, then bring it back into your chest as you lower down — but don’t let it rest on your chest
2.Crossover Crunches (15 reps on each side)
Benefits front and side abs
• Lie on your back, knees bent. Cross your left foot over your right knee.
• Extend your left arm out to the side and use your right hand to support your neck.
• With your lower back pressed to the floor, lift both shoulder blades several inches, and then curl your right shoulder and elbow diagonally toward left knee.
• Repeat several times on each side.
• If you feel neck discomfort, support your head with both hands.
Basic crunch (20 reps)
Lay with back on floor, hands behind the head and elbows wide. Legs are bent with feet on the floor. Contract only the upper torso as the head lifts a few inches off the ground then lowers down slightly. Repeat 30 times.
4. Flutter Kicks (30 reps)
You can also tuck your hands underneath the glutes for a better control of the movement. One kick with each leg constitutes one rep. Perform 5 sets of 15 reps.
5. Heel Touches (15 reps on each side)
Begin this exercise with lying flat on the floor. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the ground. Place your hands under your head, and your lower back pressed to the ground. This is the starting position.
Do 3 sets of this exercise, with 12 to 15 repeats each.