What’s up ROCKSTAR! I’ve got a powerful workout for you today that will really target your core and give you an awesome cardio burn too!
I do workouts like this in my Rock Your Life Membership Community every week – so if this is fun for you and you’re looking for more personal attention, accountability and other people to cheer you on, check it out right here!
Try this super circuit to shred your abs – no equipment needed! To really see your abs, you need to focus on 2 important training tips:
1. Your core is more than just your stomach.
It encompasses the lower and upper abdominals, the obliques, the deeper stabilizing band called the transverse abdominals, and the lower back muscles.
Incorporating all of these parts of your core into your abs training will get you faster results, as the balance and stability you create cues your body to build strength more efficiently.
Every major movement you make calls on your core to help you stabilize, so having good strength here will help you maintain good form and have more power in all of your other workouts and daily movements as well.
2. Burn Fat Systemically with explosive movement
You cannot spot reduce fat. That means doing a lot of ab exercises alone isn’t going magically give you abs – you already have them. They might just be temporarily camouflaged.
To burn off the fat layer that’s hiding those strong stomach muscles, perform full body explosive movements (like the burpees in this circuit) to melt fat off. Fat comes off in the same order it goes on, which is mostly governed by genetics.
Doing short, fast explosive circuits like the ones on my blog will also really target systemic fat reduction, and when you combine them with proper nutrition, you’ll create a healthy, holistic recipe for fat loss that’s easy to sustain and will give you the best results without some crazy machines, diet pills or starvation diets.
Format: 3 Rounds Move 1: Straight Leg to Wide Leg Raises – 10 each Move 2: Sit Up to Cross Punch – 10 Move 3: Inchworm Side Plank Stars 10 total Move 4: Superman Lifts: 12 10 Burpees – Challenge: Add Tuck Jumps in Final 5!
Abs and Cardio Circuit
Format: 3 Rounds
Move 1: Straight Leg to Wide Leg Raises – 10 each
Move 2: Sit Up to Cross Punch – 10
Move 3: Inchworm Side Plank Stars 10 total
Move 4: Superman Lifts: 12
10 Burpees – Challenge: Add Tuck Jumps in Final 5!