Only 6 minutes?! Really?! You’re telling me that I can get a flat stomach in that short of time?
Well … not exactly.
But hopefully, we have your attention because we have something important to talk about if a flat stomach is your goal!
There is a mistake you are probably making in your quest to get rid of belly fat.
Like any muscle, you obviously can’t exercise once and see results. You need to train your abs consistently for them to tighten up.
So no, you won’t get abs in ONLY 6-minutes.
What we are saying is that it’s a waste of time to spend endless hours crunching away in an attempt to get rid of belly fat and have a flat stomach!
For starters, you already work your ab muscles quite a bit if you are doing exercises in the gym that require core stabilization or compound movements like squats and deadlifts. For this reason alone, a couple sets of only a few ab exercises each week, is usually sufficient.
But doing exercises that target abs is only a very small part of getting a flat stomach.
There are some other AB FACTS we need to quickly discuss before giving you that free 6-minute lower ab workout!
These are important, because we don’t want you to think you can do this 6 minute workout (or any ab workout for that matter) and magically have a flat stomach!
That is because… YOU CANNOT SPOT-REDUCE FAT!
You can do 1000 crunches every single day, but they WILL NOT remove the fat that covers your abs. Just like you can do squats every day, and they won’t remove the fat from your legs.
To see your abs, you need to do what you would do if you want to lose fat in any other area of your body — focus on full-body exercise, cardio, and a proper diet.
After that, where your body decides to both hold onto fat and shed it the fastest, really comes down to genetics!
This is exactly why we created a free body type quiz. It tells you what your genetics are and how you should train and eat to achieve your goals! If you are interested, we’ll tell you about it at the bottom of this article.
Even if your genetics cause you to hold on to fat in your mid-section, most people can still get pretty decent mid and upper ab definition with the right diet and exercise program.
The lower area of the stomach is another story. Which is why we want to focus on lower abs for this free 6-minute workout.
The area below the belly button is hands down the most difficult part of the mid-section to tone and flatten because the lower stomach is where most people store excess fat. Especially women, due to the hormone estrogen.
Getting a super shredded six-pack is simply not attainable for most people, (especially long term,) but with the right diet and exercise plan a FLAT stomach is possible for almost everyone!
Just remember, to achieve that, you need to nail your diet, do full-body training, and exercises that strengthen your entire core, especially your lower abs.
This short 6 minute home workout will definitely help you do that!
Throw it in a couple days a week, and you will be well on your way to a flatter stomach in no time!
6 Minute Lower Ab Workout for a Flat Stomach
(NO EQUIPMENT REQUIRED)
30 seconds on, 15 seconds rest.
Leg Lift Extensions
You will do each exercise above for 30 seconds, rest for 15 seconds, then move on to the next exercise. Do the entire circuit twice! That’s it!
If you don’t know how to do any of these movements or just want to follow along with us while we do it, we created a video for you!
We hope you like the workout, just don’t forget that while just 6-minutes a day may be enough time to put into exercising your abs, it won’t be enough to show a six-pack.
Workouts like this one simply help you strengthen your core and build ab muscles that can be revealed once they are no longer hiding under a layer of fat.
The best way to do that is to perform full-body exercises and diet in a way that is best for YOUR genetics.
Our FREE BODY TYPE QUIZ is a great tool to help you determine how to eat and train in a way that works WITH your genetics (instead of against them) – allowing you to see results faster and easier!
It’s only 6 questions, takes seconds to get your results, and again, it’s FREE!
Find out your body type by clicking HERE!