The following five minute ab routine was designed to provide you with maximum results with minimum amount of time invested- perfect for the busy holiday season. The following exercise routine can be performed at home or at the gym, so there is no excuse not to fit it in to your day.
5 Minute Ab Routine
(Video examples of each exercise appear below)
- Bicycle crunches (1 minute): Start with your legs straight out in front of you, off the ground, and hands behind your head. Begin by bringing one knee in toward your chest and take the opposite elbow to that knee. Repeat by alternating knees and elbows. Bicycle crunches target the entire core: abdominals, obliques, and lower back.
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The BOSU ball is a great tool to incorporate balance, stability, coordination, and core strength training into your work-out routines. Today the focus is on the flat side up, with added movements to enhance total body strength and endurance.
Check out the top 10 BOSU exercises with top side down.
BOSU stands for “Both Sides Up,” and is used for several exercises to increase balance and stability. The BOSU ball can be used either side up and incorporated into any everyday fitness routine. Today, however, I will be covering a few exercises with the flat side down.
See other workouts with the BOSU ball.
Isometric training (static strength training) consist of constant muscle contraction without joint movement. This type of exercise is good for general strength training and rehabilitation. Isometric training is also an excellent way to strengthen muscles without putting too much stress on the joints. This is a another great way to incorporate different exercises into your everyday routine.
Top 5 Isometric Core Exercises
1. Elbow Plank- Hold for 30 seconds to a minute: 2 sets
2. Bent Arm Side Bridge- Hold for 30 seconds to a minute on each side: 2 sets
3. V Sit- Hold for as long as you can: 2 sets
4. Straight Arm Plank- Hold as long as you can: 2 sets
5. Straight Arm Plank On Bosu Ball- Hold as long as you can: 2 sets
See all of Matt’s Top 5 Exercises.