The summer is fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer diets are starting to kick off for many. For those who spend hours already each week training this workout will be a great addition to your existing training programme and for those who don't train at all, this will be a great start, to including some high intensity training into your life.
A high intensity workout is the perfect way to develop that lean physique over time. We know having great looking abs does take time, training hard, some cardio and, of course, eating clean meals. Great abs, therefore, start in the kitchen. So it is crucial to try and cut out fried foods, sugars, refined and processed foods, alcohol, and even dairy, which is high in saturated fats. That means eating more natural foods like fruit and vegetables protein (such as lean meats), lentils, brown rice, wholegrain breads, nuts and of course drinking lots of water.
Of course the other key to looking lean and showing stomach muscles is a hell of a lot of high intensity training and some cardio. We suggest mixing up your routine and doing intervals instead of lots of slow steady cardio. We have put together an intense 18 minute high intensity Ab workout which does focus on the core and mid region but also develops muscles in the legs, arms, chest and shoulders. So it is a complete workout and is great at burning body fat.
The workout consists of 18 exercises - each exercise being one minute in duration.
Watch the video below and give it a go 3 or 4 times a week. (We have also wrote the workout below as well so you can give it a go anywhere)
- Jog on Spot
- 2 x Press Up 8 x Floor Run
- Flutter Kicks
- High Knees
- High Plank Position Knee to outside Elbow x 4 - Low Plank Position Knee crossover to elbow
- Legs in and out
- Heel Flicks
- Left Elbow to Right Knee Crunch
- Right Elbow to Left Knee Crunch
- High Knees to Elbows
- 2 x Press up, 4 High Plank Crossover, 6 High Plank Knee to Outside Elbow.
- Leg Raises
- Floor Runs
- M Frame
- 8 High Knee Sprints x 2 lunge
- Press up, 8 floor run, press up move to the side (Repeat moving to the other side)