Everybody is looking for ways to get rock-hard abs.

I know I get asked all the time, “How do I get a flatter stomach?”

Well, the first secret is – You get abs in the kitchen. You’ve got to adjust your diet to avoid processed, unhealthy foods, and you’ve got to perform some type of aerobic or anaerobic calorie-burning exercise such as HIIT.

The second secret – your new favorite 8-minute abs routine! 

We all have 4 layers of abdominals: rectus abdominis (the 6-pack everyone wants), external obliques, internal obliques, and the transverse abdominis (TA).

The TA is one of the most critical but most frequently ignored muscle. Although strengthening this muscle doesn’t give you a 6-pack, it acts as a corset to support your spine and “flatten your stomach.”

Just being able to maintain a steady contraction of the TA will make you appear to have a flatter stomach (plus it helps with back pain!)!

Your new favorite 8-minute abs routine will work all 4 layers of abdominals and increase your chances of having that flat stomach and those rock hard abs you’ve been looking for!

Perform each exercise for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds.

As you get stronger and build endurance, you can switch to a 25:5 or 30:0 ratio.

Do this routine 3-5 times a week, eat healthier, and LOOK OUT!

1. Pelvic Tilts 

You may remember these as “Tummy Tucks” from 8 Exercises for Low Back Pain

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Lie on your back with both knees bent. Without holding your breath, gently pull your belly button down toward your spine. You should not feel pulling in your back. If you’re having trouble, try it lying on your side.

Hold for 4 seconds. Rest for 1. Repeat 4 times.

2.  In and Outs

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet resting on the floor. Place your hands on the floor behind you for support. Perform the tummy tuck maneuver then lift both feet off the ground. Now bring your knees up toward your chest and back out.

Repeat 20 seconds.

3.  Heels Up

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Lie on your back with your knees straight and feet up toward the ceiling. Tummy tuck. Now lift your heels up toward the ceiling. Your back will lift slightly off the floor.

Repeat 20 seconds.

4.  Mason Twists

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Now tummy tuck. Lift your feet off the ground. Hold your hands together and start on the right side. Now, keeping your feet off the ground, rotate your body so your hands are now on the left side.

Repeat 20 seconds.

5.  Planks

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

We’ll start with the basic method and leave room for progress later. Lie on your stomach with your elbows bent so your forearms are on the floor. Keep your trunk straight, and leave your knees on the floor. Lift up onto your elbows.

Hold 20 seconds.

6. Side Planks

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Again – we’ll do the basic version first – elbow and knees. Lie on your side with your knees bent so that your thighs and trunk are in a straight line. Prop up on your elbow and your knee.

Hold 20 seconds.

7.  Side Planks – Other Side

8.  Mountain Climbers

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Start in push-up position. Tummy tuck. Now, alternate, lifting your knees up toward your chest in a running motion.

Go for 20 seconds.

9. Supine Marching

your new favorite 8 minute abs routine

Lie on your back with your tummy tucked and knees bent. Now lift your right foot ~4 inches off the floor and hold briefly. Switch sides.

Go for 20 seconds. 

Now repeat exercises 2-9!

That will give you a total of 8 minutes!

Let me know what you think about your new favorite 8-min abs routine.

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