Last Updated on March 30, 2023

Get ready to say hello to flat, toned abs and bye bye to a big belly with this belly fat ab workout.

Are your pants feeling tight at your waistline?
Do you have belly fat you’d like to lose?
Do you hate crunches?

Then you’re going to love this core workout routine that helps flatten the belly.

It’s quick, maximizes fat burn, and works to flatten and tone the abs.  The best part?  It takes 20 minutes and you don’t have to do any crunches!

I’ve been using this workout with my clients and have had some amazing feedback on it – so I’m sharing it with you!

When you’re done with this workout, leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn in your core.

See all the top causes of belly fat listed below.  Keep reading!  You have to prevent/reverse these issues if you’re serious about burning belly fat.



Belly Fat Ab Workout


  • There are 6 moves in this workout.
  • Do each move 15 times (on each side) to complete one set.
  • For exercises that only show the movement on one side, make sure you do the same number of reps on the other side, too.
  • Do 3 full sets to finish the workout.
  • Move quickly from one exercise to the next.  This helps maximize heart rate & calorie burn needed to burn fat.
  • Make sure you squeeze your abs in tight throughout the entire workout.


Belly Fat Ab Workout with 6 ab exercises being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

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The Bye Bye Belly Fat Core Routine Exercises


Alright, ladies – here’s how we are going to get this done!

Do 3 sets of each move with 15 reps!  Get ready to feel that belly burn!!



Knee Tuck Crunch Belly Fat Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle
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 bring 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.



Marching Plank Belly Fat Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

Get in a plank position. This is your start position. Begin marching by lifting one foot up as far as you comfortably can while keeping your hips square to the floor. Lower your leg back down to the start position. Immediately repeat the movement, lifting your other leg up to complete one rep.



Scissor Kick Belly Fat Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

Lie with your legs extended out with toes pointed. Contract your abs and lift your legs off the ground about 6 inches. This is your start position. Lift one leg straight up then quickly lower it, as you simultaneously lift your other leg. Scissor kick both legs once, to complete one rep. Continue to alternate lifting and lowering your legs without stopping or touching the floor until you complete your set. Tip: Extend your arms out to the side or under your butt for support.



Side Plank Pulse Belly Fat Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

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.



Thread the Needle Belly Fat Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

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.



Woodchop Belly Fat Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

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.

Here’s the routine again with all of the exercises, again.

Ab Workout for Belly Fat exercises being done by Christina Carlyle



That’s it!  I recommend training your abs 2 times a week if you’re prone to weight gain in the belly area.  You can do this workout twice… or once along with one of my other ab workout routines.

Please note, this workout won’t do much unless you’re also addressing root causes of your belly fat.


Here’s a list of the Top10 root causes that can contribute to belly fat or swelling/bloating that makes a big belly.

  1. Poor diet: Consuming too many calories or eating unhealthy foods can cause excess belly fat and bloating.  Often times the bloat is the results of an allergic or inflammatory reaction to a consumable.
  2. Lack of exercise: Not engaging in physical activity can contribute to belly fat.  Physical activity must be done consistently and target the full body – not just the abs.
  3. Stress: Elevated stress levels can lead to the accumulation of belly fat.
  4. Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormones, particularly in women, can cause belly fat.  All hormonal issues can cause belly fat, stress, reproductive, thyroid, etc.  Temporary hormonal belly bloat is normal.  Chronic belly fat/bloat is not.
  5. Genetics: Certain genetic factors can contribute to the accumulation of belly fat.
  6. Digestive disorders: Certain digestive disorders, such as gut inflammation, leaky gut, a microbiome imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can cause bloating that makes it look like you have belly fat.
  7. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as Cushing’s syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and insulin resistance, can cause excess belly fat.
  8. Medications: Certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some antidepressants, can cause weight gain and belly fat.
  9. Consuming too much alcohol: Alcohol consumption can lead to weight gain and the accumulation of belly fat.
  10. Liver issues: liver issues can also cause belly fat and bloating. The liver plays a crucial role in digestion and metabolism, and when it’s not functioning properly, it can lead to a buildup of toxins and fat in the body, mostly in the belly area.

These root-cause issues can contribute to belly fat and make fat more stubborn & difficult to lose.  You have to reverse and prevent these issues if you want flat, toned abs.

You’ll get results a lot faster using a full-body training program and eating healthy, healing foods that fight fat, too.  If you’re serious about burning belly fat & getting healthy, you need my Total Transformation Program.

It’s a must if you are serious about losing fat!!

That’s it!

Did you feel the burn with this workout?

Let me know in the comments what your favorite exercise was.

I’m forever rooting for you! xo

Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader