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

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2. Long Leg Cross-over, 45 seconds

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3. Straight Leg Air Walks, 45 seconds

Pretend like your feet are walking up an imaginary wall.
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4. Elbow to Knee Crunch, 1 minuteScreen Shot 2013 09 18 at 4 00 39 PM

Exhale as your bring your elbows to touch your knees. Keep feet pressed together and knees about 12 inches apart.
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5. Bird-Dog Crunch, 1 minute (30 seconds on each side)
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Bring elbow to opposite knee as you round back up towards the sky, pulling belly button in towards your lower back. Screen Shot 2013 09 18 at 4 01 17 PM

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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