With Planks and Crunches, This 7-Minute Workout by Jillian Michaels Will Torch Your Abs

5 years ago

If getting a leaner belly is one of your goals, press play and do this Jillian Michaels workout. Although you can't spot reduce fat from your tummy, Jillian told POPSUGAR that you can reduce your overall body fat percentage and that will reveal a slimmer belly.
"Exercising is one way to reduce body fat. You'll want to condition the muscles under the fat so when you lose that top layer, your tummy is toned," Jillian explained. She recommends focusing on functional exercises that work multiple muscle groups like mountain climbers and planks, and this belly fat workout designed by Jillian that comes from her new app, My Fitness by Jillian Michaels, has both!
Want more? Here's another belly fat circuit workout from Jillian Michaels you can do.
Jillian Michaels Belly Fat Workout Circuit 2
Equipment needed: none
Directions: After warming up for five minutes, repeat this circuit workout twice. For the elevator plank, do the left side the first time through, then the right side on the second round. At the end, do this five-minute stretching routine.

Elevator Plank
25 seconds
Bicycle Crunches
25 seconds
Inch Worms
25 seconds
Squirm Crunches
25 seconds
Mountain Climbers
25 seconds)

Elevator Plank
Starting in a plank position, bring the left knee up to the tricep and hold, lower the knee down to the wrist, then raise it back up to the tricep.
Bring the leg back to plank position.
This completes one rep. Keep going for 25 seconds.
When repeating this circuit, perform this exercise on the right side.
Bicycle Crunches
Lie on your back with the knees bent and feet lifted off the floor.