For today’s entry in the TRU Muscle lifestyle diary, I’ll be telling you about a series of ab workouts designed to knock out belly fat.
Now, I know there may be a few things that might be on your mind at this point. “I hope he’s not talking about another sit-up and crunches routine.” Or you could be thinking, “Please don’t tell me about another workout where I have to do those difficult planks.” Well, I can tell you this, there’s way more than one way to skin a cat.
In this case, the cat is your abdomen, and the skin is that stubborn fat in the mid section. But what if I told you that you could spend just 10 minutes a day (without sit-ups or crunches) doing a workout that could shred unwanted belly fat for good?
One thing I’ll say is that I wouldn’t tell you that if it weren’t TRU. Check out this quick, fat- burning ab workout you can do for just 10 minutes each day. Big Court is now in session.
Dara Theodore’s Ultimate 10-Minute Ab Workout
One of the most innovative fitness studios in New York City (NYC) is called The Fhitting Room. There are three of these upscale fitness centers in the NYC metro area. There’s the Penthouse branch, which is located at 201 East 67th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue on the building’s 5th Floor. You also have the Flatiron branch located at 31 West 19th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue.
The third Fhitting Room is on NYC’s Upper West Side at 584 Columbus Avenue between 88th and 89th Street. One of The Fhitting Room franchise’s best known trainers is Dara Theodore. Theodore holds weight figuratively and literally in the world of personal fitness. She’s Kettlebell Concepts Certified, as well as a Certified NASM Personal Trainer.
In October of 2016, Self Magazine, a women’s workout publication put out an article about Theodore’s own custom 10-minute ab exercise. “This routine challenges the body to move in different ways and incorporates exercises that strengthen the mid and upper back, which also helps with posture,” Theodore said in her exclusive interview with Self Magazine.
This 10-minute ab workout involves performing five moves for 45 seconds each. Also, 15 seconds of rest is required in between performing each move. Repeat this process twice, and there you have it; a doable regimen you can do either in the gym or the privacy of your own home. Peep out two of the moves in this TRU Muscle-endorsed ad blasting routine below.
Bird Dog Crunch
- Start on your hands and knees in the table top position with your wrists above your shoulders and your knees below your hips
- Extend your right arm forward and your left leg back, maintaining a flat back and square hips
- Squeeze your abs together and exhale as you draw your right elbow to your left knee
- Extend your back out to start
The Goblet Squat
- Hold a five to eight-pound free weight at your chest in both hands and stand with your feet hip-width to shoulder-width apart.
- Stand tall and engage your core
- Drop your butt back down as you keep your chest up, sitting back onto your heels without shifting your weight forward onto the balls of your feet.
- Drive through your heels to come back up to standing; squeeze your glute muscles at the top
Get a full layout and visual of how to do the rest of the moves in Theodore’s 10-minute ab workout by clicking here.
This 10-minute ab workout routine may have been developed by a woman, but it works for men just as effectively. One thing we don’t promote in the TRU Muscle lifestyle is gender discrimination. Men and women alike who rose in the ranks of the fitness world understand the professional advantages of living a healthy lifestyle by practicing what they preach.
As a man, I don’t practice gender discrimination because I’ve seen some women go hard and get it out the muscle better than men I know. So to the fellas, remember this: Abs are made in the kitchen. Also, don’t let pride keep you from listening to a great woman who is setting the right example with clean eating habits and living a healthier lifestyle.