Timed Abs: You Have 3 Minutes to Spare

I don’t want to hear that you don’t have 3 minutes to spare for a little exercise. Because you do. So let’s sit down and get it over with. “Timed abs” is one of my favorite abs routine. It’s different every time, but the technique is the same–no resting between the exercises. I first picked it up during high school track and saw its effectiveness. So, I brought to my own workouts as I grew up and also to my clients as I train them.

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How many exercises and/or how many sets you do is up to how much time you can spare for your health. Here’s an example routine that you can try out. Either do 30 reps or 30 seconds of each:

  • Crunches
  • Toe touches (lift your legs up and reach for them over and over)
  • Slow bicycles (the slower you do them, the harder they are)
  • In n outs (I call them rows)
  • Side crunches
  • Reverse crunches

And that’s it! It would be even better if you could do more than one set, but one set will definitely set your core on fire if you do it right. If you have the time, go for three sets. If not, do as much as you can. Put your 100% effort and work into it. The best way to show dedication is hard work into yourself.


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By doing this set of exercises, you are hitting each part of your abdominal muscles. Here’s a list of more exercises for each abdominal section. Let us know if you have any questions. Cheers! And stay hungry and fit!

5 Responses to "Timed Abs: You Have 3 Minutes to Spare"

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  1. Kim @ Tranquil Dreams

    April 17, 2013 at 8:13 am

    That looks absolutely awesome! I’ll be trying that out some time and forwarding it over to my boyfriend! 🙂

    • hungryandfit

      April 17, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Awesome, have fun!!

  2. sixpacksid

    May 22, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I shall try this and link to this and do a review of it on my blog. I guess it will hurt, but then 2 days into my new health regime, everything is hurting. I guess than means it is working, right?

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