I posted a 20-minute ab routine a couple of months ago, and since then I have received feedback from some of you indicating that it’s still a struggle to make time for abdominal exercises. I understand that struggle, since I too spend most mornings rushing to get my workout finished so that I can get started on my never-ending “to-do” list. But thank goodness I’m a big believer that staying fit doesn’t need to be dependent on an all-or-nothing approach; I truly believe that you can still get results by doing shorter intermittent workouts throughout the day.
With that said, I’ve posted below a few of my favorite abdominal exercises that I sometimes do when I’m short on time. If you do these exercises in succession (just follow along with the videos), you’ll be done in approximately 7 minutes – that’s it! The key to making these exercises work for you however, is to really get in tune with your body as you work through each exercise, and make sure that you do each one with slow and controlled movements; do not hurry, and do not simply go through the motions. If you start to feel a “good” little burn as you work through each exercise, you’re on the right track.
As you will see, these videos are far from professional – my 11 year old daughter recorded and cued me