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20 Minutes Flat Abs Workout

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Everyone is talking about it, and the number of transformation challenges is greater than ever before. If you’re up for the challenge, then here is the perfect program to build a “V-taper” and make your abs pop. Getting ripped is about making sacrifices, and with shirtless months quickly approaching, the longer you wait, the more you will have to victimize your way of life by showing up late for the party. Minimize your pain and frustration by easing in to this program, cleaning up your diet, and hitting some supps to take you to the promised land. Are you ready for you transformation? Yes! Here we go with 20 minutes flat abs workout…

Leg Extensions:

20 minutes flat abs workout

Leg extensions are a great way to hit your lower ab muscles.

  • Sit on the floor or on a bench with your legs extended in front of you.
  • Place your hands out in front of you and slowly lean backwards. Find the balance point where it’s hard to hold your legs out and you’re not falling over.
  • Tense your abs as you pull your legs in towards you. You can hold your knees a little for stability if you need.
  • Push your legs back out again to complete one rep.

Bench Leg Lifts:

20 minutes flat abs workout

  • Lie with your back flat on a bench and your legs extended in front of you off the end.
  • Place your hands either under your glutes with your palms down or by the sides holding on to the bench. This will be your starting position.
  • As you keep your legs extended, straight as possible with your knees slightly bent but locked raise your legs until they make a 90-degree angle with the floor. Exhale as you perform this portion of the movement and hold the contraction at the top for a second.
  • Now, as you inhale, slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.

Variations: You can also perform this exercise on the floor on top of an exercise mat. You can also add weight by holding a dumbbell in between your feet as you get more advanced.

Jackknife Form Flat:

20 minutes flat abs workout

  • Lie flat on the floor (or exercise mat) on your back with your arms extended straight back behind your head and your legs extended also. This will be your starting position.
  • As you exhale, bend at the waist while simultaneously raising your legs and arms to meet in a jackknife position. Tip: The legs should be extended and lifted at approximately a 35-45 degree angle from the floor and the arms should be extended and parallel to your legs. The upper torso should be off the floor.
  • While inhaling, lower your arms and legs back to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variation: If you are really advanced you could use a medicine ball for added resistance.

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