If you are a cardio bunny, it’s time to start lifting some weights to see results. However, just doing 5 minutes of abs after a run is a great place to start if you want to work on strengthening your core for a flatter, more toned tummy. This is a follow along video that you can do any time but I suggest doing it after a kick butt interval workout like my favorite super sweaty 10:20:30 routine. Not in the mood to do it with me? Check out the photos below with reps to do on your own.
Move #1: Side Plank with Reach Around, 45 seconds each side
2. Long Leg Cross-over, 45 seconds
Abs should be pressed into mat as legs quickly switch which one is on top.
3. Straight Leg Air Walks, 45 seconds
Pretend like your feet are walking up an imaginary wall.
4. Elbow to Knee Crunch, 1 minute
Exhale as your bring your elbows to touch your knees. Keep feet pressed together and knees about 12 inches apart.
5. Bird-Dog Crunch, 1 minute (30 seconds on each side)
Bring elbow to opposite knee as you round back up towards the sky, pulling belly button in towards your lower back.
Repeat for a 10 minute workout! Do you prefer videos that you can follow along with or looking at the pictures and doing routines on your own?
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Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake says
Yes! Exactly what I need for my post 5 miler today! Thanks Sarah! And love the outfit 🙂
Damaris @bliss.com says
Love being able to see the pictures.
My Summer routine consisted of 100% cardio. With Fall setting in, and my pumpkin-spiced-everything cravings are at an all time high, this post-cardio ab work out has been perfect for me. I’ve done it a few times since you’ve posted it and I feel great.
Thanks! Love your website 🙂