Steph Claire Smith’s 5-minute ab workout

'I personally love that burning sensation you get in your core when you work it'

By Jess Arrowsmith • 1 week ago • HEALTH & FITNESS

‘I like to complete 5-10 minute ab sessions roughly 2-3 times a week. Sometimes they’re my favourite way to end a KIC workout or alternatively I like to break up an existing workout on the program with an ab session in the middle.’

‘I personally love that burning sensation you get in your core when you work it (not everyone does haha) and because it’s one of the strongest parts of my body I find it an enjoyable challenge, I never dread a core workout.’

‘Ab workouts are also fab because you don’t need any equipment and can do them anywhere, and you don’t need to work on your core for very long to smash it either.’

‘I think it’s important to train your core and build up your core strength as it helps you with your form when you’re performing other exercises for other parts of the body, and even for your general day to day posture.’

Steph’s killer ab workout

1. 10 x Toe Touches

If you can’t keep your legs straight, that is fine, a little bend in the knees won’t stop the burn!

2. 10 x Sit Ups

Make sure you keep your heels on the ground

3. 10 x Crunches

 Breathe out every time you complete a rep

Top tip: Remember to stretch out between each round.

‘Complete x 5 times each! Or more! If you want to take it up to the next level you can smash out 10 rounds which would be 100 reps!’

This article was written by Keep It Cleaner founder Stephanie Claire Smith. You can catch KIC’s Steph and Laura at the Brisbane Fitness Show on 13th and 14th July 2019.

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