It’s time to stop neglecting ab day, ladies! We all want that toned tummy, but we understand your frustration of not seeing results after your 50th consecutive day of 200 crunches. This ab workout routine is quick and effective and works all areas of your tummy, so there is no excuse not to do it!

The best part? This routine is crunch-free! This exercise will only take you eight minutes, but we guarantee you’ll feel more after these eight minutes than you do after your series of mindless crunches.

Complete each move for one minute, doing as many reps as you can within that one-minute period. Move straight to the next move with no rest. After the final exercise, rest for a minute and then repeat the whole sequence one more time for an effective eight-minute total body workout.

Side Plank Super Crunch:

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Obliques are easy to forget about and hard to fully work, but with this move, your obliques will be screaming for mercy!

1. Start in a low plank position with your body in a straight line, your elbows bent and under your shoulders and with your feet hip-width apart.

2. Bring your right knee to your right elbow.

3. Extend your right leg back and return to the starting position.

4. Repeat on the left side.

Alternating Toe Touches:

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This move encompasses all your ab muscles in just a few movements.

1. Lie on your back holding a dumbbell, and lift your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor.

2. Extend your arms, lift your shoulders off the floor and try touching your feet with the dumbbell.

3. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Boat Crunch:

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To successfully complete this move, you’ll have to really utilize your core to keep your balance. Make sure you’re not using your back for the brute of the work or else you could end up with an injury.

1. Sit down on a mat with your knees bent, extend your arms out to the sides and lift your feet off the floor.

2. Twist your torso to the right, and then reverse the motion, twisting it to the left.

3. Repeat this movement until the set is complete


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This may not look difficult, but after 20 or so seconds, your abs will be burning!

Rest for a minute, grab a drink of water, and then gear up to repeat this series one more time through. We hope you’re ready!

1. Lie on your belly, with your arms and legs fully extended.

2. Lift both arms and legs off the floor, and hold for a count of 2.

3. Return to the starting position and repeat.