If you want to have a flat stomach you should do 3 things: do ab exercises, look after what you eat and do cardio. In order to have visible ab muscles, you should get rid of that belly fat that covers your tummy.
In this post you will find various cardio abs workouts. That means during these routines you can burn belly fat because of the heart pumping moves, and strengthen and tone your abs with the help of the various exercises.
Kickboxing Cardio Abs Workout
If you have checked the other pages of abmachinesguide.com, you have probably read that I do kick-boxing. I started it to develop my cardiovascular system and of course to burn fat. I have been doing it for 4-5 months now, and I lost a lot of belly fat.
I realized that the movements I make during my kick-boxing routine such as high, front and knee kicks, shin blocks and others train my ab muscles extremely well. They can be seen as vertical ab exercises. Moreover, a 30-40 minutes intensive kick-boxing routine is truly sweaty.
HIIT Cardio and Abs
Of course, not everybody likes doing kicking and punching type trainings for them here is a great video made by Fitnessblender. The video below is a 30 mins cardio abs routine which contains numerous kinds of efficient horizontal and vertical abdominal exercises and many other activities.
Anyway, it works all body parts efficiently. It is beneficial for both men and women, though it is made by Kelli.
Personally, I suggest doing this routine at least 3 times a week. Follow the guidelines and do the exercises as correctly as possible. Push the movements and never stop!
Intense Abs & Cardio Routine
This is really intensive 10 minutes workout routine with Mike Cheng. It contains 4 sorts of exercises for abs: half burpees, elbows to knee crunch, mountain climbers and jack knives. You will need to do 4 sets and do the exercises for 30 seconds with no rest between. This routine is really efficient to burn some extra fat.
Another Kickboxing Routine
To tell the truth when I started doing workouts 10 months ago, this video motivated me towards to do boxing as cardio training. This is a 17 minutes routine with kickboxing movements and abs and obliques exercises. I did this workout 3 times a week besides calisthenics and I lost 6 kgs in 2 months and I burned a lot of belly fat. 🙂 I recommend this routine not just for weight loss but for getting rid of stress.
15 Min Insanity Workout
In this video you heart pumping moves are combines with bodyweight abdominal exercises. Besides the midsection it works your legs as well.
Cardio Dance Training
Do you want something more enjoyable or do you like dancing this routine is for you! It may sound easy at first but believe me it is not so easy and burns fat like hell.
If you did not find the training you are looking for here are some more workout routines in which heart rate boosting moves and core exercises are combined.
TIPIf you want to add some extra boost for your abdominal trainings, use the good old skipping rope. Jumping rope exercises are very effective to work your entire body, lose weight plus they help to improve your cardiovascular system.
Are core workouts without cardio effective?
Yes, but it is strongly suggested. If you have low body fat level and your tummy is not covered with fat, you will surely needs fewer fat burning exercises and diet. However, if you have some extra fat, you have to do cardio to burn it. Just because you do ab workouts, you will not have a flat stomach. You should burn calories, it is as simple as that.
Are there any other cardio exercises which are useful for abs?
Of course! For example burpees and various mountain climber exercises are very useful as well. It think, swimming and jumping rope are also very good.