Nowadays, getting a 40 minute workout session every day is more like a challenge. That’s because we barely find time to hit the gym on a regular basis. But with this flat abs workout you’ll need only 6 minutes per day to tone and tighten your core.

This waistline slim and trim workout uses only your body weight to target all your abdominal muscles and ignite the fat burning even after the workout is done.

Also, the muscles in your back, shoulders and glutes also receive a good stretch by these high intensity exercises.

Flat Abs Workout

The goal of this flat abs workout is to get the most out of the 6 minutes of training. And if time allows, you can repeat the workout 2 to 3 times.

So you need to perform each move below for one minute, without resting in-between. Also, try to do as many reps as you can in 60 seconds, but without affecting the form and execution.

1. Bicycle Crunch

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Here’s how to do the bicycle crunch:

  1. Lie on your back with hands behind your head, legs fully extended and both feet slightly off the ground.
  2. Lift your head and shoulders off the mat and try to reach your left knee with your right elbow.
  3. The left knee should be bent at 90 degrees, while the right one should remain fully extended.
  4. Quickly switch sides, reaching your right knee with the left elbow.
  5. Continue to alternate for 60 seconds.

2. Knee-In Crunch

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Here’s how to perform a correct knee-in crunch:

  1. Lie on your back with hands behind your head, legs fully extended and both feet slightly off the ground.
  2. Use your abs to lift your head, shoulders and upper torso off the floor, while also pulling knees in toward chest.
  3. Return to the starting position, then repeat the exercise for 60 seconds.

3. X-Up

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X-ups are similar to flutter kicks, but with some additions. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Lie on your back with arms by your side.
  2. Use your abs to sit up, while raising the left hand and the right leg at the same time. Try to reach your right toes with the left fingertips.
  3. Get back to the starting position and repeat raising the opposite arm and leg.
  4. Alternate sides for one minute.

4. Reverse Crunch

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Everyone knows how to do a crunch. But a reverse crunch is very different, so here’s how you should perform this exercise:

  1. Lie on your back with arms by your side and knees bent at 90 degrees. Keep your ankles parallel to the floor.
  2. Engage the core to lift your hips off the ground, while bringing both knees toward your chest.
  3. Slowly lower your hips to the starting position while keeping your abs engaged.
  4. Repeat for 60 seconds.

5. Windshield Wipers

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Let’s engage the obliques with some windshield wipers exercises:

  1. Lie on your back with legs fully extended toward the ceiling and arms in a straight line by your side.
  2. Without lifting your upper body off the mat, lower both legs to the left as close to the floor as you can get without losing form.
  3. Reverse the movement to lower both legs to the right.
  4. Continue to alternate for one minute.

6. Mountain Climbers

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Let’s do some mountain climbers:

  1. Start in a high plank position with arms fully extended directly under the shoulders.
  2. Engage the core to bring your left knee toward chest while holding the back straight.
  3. Return to starting position and then repeat with the right knee.
  4. Continue to alternate legs as fast as you can for 60 seconds.

After just 6 minutes you’re going to feel the burn in your entire core. This flat abs workout is your shortcut to a slim and trim waistline!