5 Minute Ab Blast

New and challenging ab workouts are always a hit in our group personal training and fitness boot camp classes … here’s a sample ab workout that hits all areas of your midsection (and only takes about 5 minutes):

So again, to complete this ab workout, you would:

  • Perform 15 crunches
  • Follow the crunches with 15 bicycle crunches
  • Follow the bicycle crunches with 15 leg drops on each side (the key with the leg drops is to keep your lower back flat on the ground at all times)
  • Rest approximately 30 seconds and repeat that sequence two more times for a total of three sets of each exercise

Remember, train hard and train smart! Talk to you next time


P.S. This is an ab circuit from the intermediate level 30 Day Rapid Fat Loss Challenge Workout. For more details about this 30 Day Fat Loss challenge that I’m doing over on my Fitness Monster blog (and for a chance to get in totally free), click here: The 30 Day Rapid Fat Loss Challenge

2 thoughts on “5 Minute Ab Blast

  1. I'm hearing that crunches aren't good for your back and that planks may be better for ab work. What do you think? Thanks

  2. I think it all has to do with how you do them 🙂

    Seriously, you can do 1000 crunches with poor form and muscle activation and they won't do much of anything … or you can do 2 or 3 sets of 8 reps with great attention to detail and muscle activation and get a ton out of them.

    Try putting a towel rolled up underneath your lower back when you do your crunches to get the feel of the movement. As you crunch up, try and 'crush' the towel with your lower back.

    But planks are great, too – I typically make sure a client can hold a plank for at least :60 before moving on to more advanced ab work.

    Hope that helps!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *