Ab Workout Routine for Women

Ab Workout Routine for Women

This ab workout routine for women will help you get flat abs, improve core strength, and can be done in 20 minutes flat.

If you’re looking for a fun, effective ab workout routine, to tighten your tummy, you are in the right place.

A lot of people have belly fat and/or belly bloat instead of the flat, defined abs they really want.

That’s exactly how Rosaria felt, too.

This is Rosaria’s story and the exact same advice and ab workout routine I used to help her lose her belly fat, bloat, and get the definition she wanted.

Rosaria found me on YouTube and sent me an email.

She’s 29 and wanted to lose 20 pounds.

“I want to wear a size 4 comfortably without a muffin top or love handles bulging out over the sides of my jeans.”  She wrote.  She wanted to wear tight tops and form-fitting dresses confidently.

“I’ve been hiding my stomach with high-waisted leggings and over-sized t-shirts.  It’s embarrassing.”  She wrote to me in her email.

She admitted she used to be in great shape.  She used to go to the gym but canceled because she never used it and it was expensive.

But she admitted she gained weight because she would eat to cope with her rocky relationship, job, student loans, and financial stress.

One of her main goals was to lose fat, get flat, and defined abs.  But she’s busy and wanted exercise routines she could do at home.

Rosaria was a perfect candidate to work with me.

Flat, defined abs reveal themselves quickly when you reduce the fat and bloat that’s hiding them.  So if you want defined abs you have to lose fat and reduce bloating.

So if you want tight, flat, defined abs you have to lose fat and reduce bloating.

Belly fat and bloat are often signs of digestive distress, hormone imbalances, toxicity, inflammation, and/or immune responses.

You can’t out-exercise those types of things.

But you can overcome them with the right types of foods.

I immediately started Rosaria on my Reset Cleanse, to help her detox, de-bloat, stabilize her hormones, and reset her metabolism.

She lost 7 pounds her first week, which boosted her confidence and motivation.  Her bloat and food cravings were gone, too.

At this point, she didn’t do any ab exercises yet and already felt more comfortable in her clothes.

After, the cleanse I immediately started her on my Total Transformation program.  The meal plan will help keep her hormones stable and avoid inflammatory foods which can trigger fat storage in the belly area.

She’s lost another 9 pounds following the Total Transformation program for 4 weeks.

She emailed me to say she reached a point where her stomach was flat but not as defined as she wanted.


Ab definition can’t pop until the belly fat is gone.

And you can reduce fat – especially belly fat – a lot faster with food than you ever can with crunches and cardio.  It takes 30 days tops when you follow the right meal plan.

I get so happy when my clients lose fat and we get to start adding in extra workouts to make definition pop and start sculping curves.

I created this ab workout routine to help Rosaria’s definition to pop and get her to her goal.  After 2 full weeks adding this routine, to her program, she reported seeing a difference.

You can, too.  It’s effective on its own.  You’ll definitely feel the burn with this ab workout.

Combine this ab workout with a meal plan and complete exercise program for even better results.


  • This routine has 6 ab exercises
  • Do each exercise until you feel the burn.  Once you feel the burn do 5 more, then stop.
  • Move onto the next exercise, taking little rest in-between.  Avoiding rest between exercises helps increase calorie burn.
  • Repeat until you’ve done 1 full round of all 6 exercises
  • Do 3 full sets to complete your workout
  • If it’s too easy, add another set or 2
  • Do this workout 2 times a week.  Or once and alternate it with another ab workout.


Knee Tuck Crunch

Start on all fours. Exhale as you draw your knee in and up towards your chest as far as you can. This is your start position. Inhale and extend your leg back and upward until it’s fully extended. Exhale and your knee back in and up towards your chest to complete one rep. Complete the same number of reps with both legs to complete one set.


Stand with your feet apart. While holding a weight with both hands, lift the weight up and across to one side. Your feet should pivot to help you extend the weight back and to the side. This is your start position. Pivot your feet as you rotate the weight down and across your body toward the opposite corner. Reverse the movement, lifting the weight back up and back across your body to the start position. One full ‘chopping’ movement counts as one rep. Do the same number of reps on the other side to complete your set.


A side plank is your start position. Lower your hip down to the floor, then immediately lift your hip back up to the start position. Continue pulsing your hip up and down, quickly racking up reps until you feel the burn. Once you feel the burn, do 5 more. Switch sides and repeat the movement on the other side to complete your set.


Start in a modified plank position on your elbows.  Keep your core tight rotate your hips as you dip down to one side. Immediately reverse the movement dipping your other hip down to the opposite side, to complete one rep. Tip: Only use your core muscles to lower your hips down.  Keep your spine neutral, don’t pitch your booty up.


Get in a side plank with your upper arm extended overhead. This is your start position. Rotate your arm down and under your body, threading it through the negative space between your body and the ground, as if you’re drawing thread through a needle. Reverse the movement and return to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of reps on the other side to complete one set.


Lie on your back with knees bent and hands behind your head. Lift your legs up, keeping your knees bent. This is your start position. Exhale and pull your knees in toward chest as far as you can, lifting your hips up and off the floor. Inhale and lower back to starting position to complete one rep. Tip: Extend your arms out to the side for support.


Did you feel the burn?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

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