How many times have you put your hand on your belly, grabbed those “love handles” and realized that its time to tighten up those abs with an abdominal workout routine? I think we have all been there… Missed abdominal workout routines, high calorie holiday food or a weekend of barbecue and beer can set us back for sure. But stress out no more! This quick hard core abdominal workout will get your belly back tight like you want it.

Although you cannot spot reduce, or do abdominal workouts to burn fat around your abdomen, you can tighten up the muscles underneath to harden your core, which will add a significant amount of tone and improve your overall look. In addition, doing the abdominal workout will help you burn calories throughout your body, resulting in a decrease in abdominal fat over the long term.

Dedicate today’s abdominal workout routine to your core muscle. Knock it out and note your well-earned improvements over the next few days.

20-Minute Abdominal Workout Routine

Instructions

Perform each exercise for 90 seconds. Take a 30 second break between exercises. Finish all of the exercises, take a one-minute break, and then repeat.

 If you are using a heavy weight to build muscle, move at a slower pace. If you are using a lighter weight, you may go at a faster pace to build endurance.

Do 45 seconds on each side… The perfect warm up!

Muscles Worked: Shoulders, triceps, biceps, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, core muscles.

To keep it balanced, be sure to work your back!

Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings, back muscles.

Work those obliques… AKA Love Handles!

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Hold and meditate… Ignore the burn!

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Works your lower abs and back… Difficult, but you will catch on.

Muscles Worked: Abs, lower back.

Don’t forget to repeat the circuit!

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