8-Minute No Crunch Ab Burner

I’m glad you like when I post workouts as much a I do. At least according to Pinterest you do! It sure is a nice break from brownies, nut butter, and balls. 

8 Minute No Crunch Ab Burner via FitFoodieFinds.com #workout #fitness

But seriously, when I first started FFF 4 years ago, my blog content was very different. I talked a lot about lifestyle, fashion, shared a lot of my workouts, and also incorporated recipes. It feels good to bring back some of the FIT in Fit Foodie Finds. 

I thought I would create a shorter workout that hits all areas of the core. This is something that I would typically incorporate after doing cardio, HIIT, or even lifting. It’s only 8 minutes long and can be done anywhere. The best part is, there are no classic crunches involved! 

This 8 minute ab burner is a perfect way to end a workout without doing the classic crunch. Plus, it’s more effective! 

8 Minute No Crunch Ab Burner via FitFoodieFinds.com #workout #fitness

Alternating Side Planks: Start in high plank. Then, roll into left side plank, stacking your feet on top of one another. Reach your right arm high and don’t forget to lift your hips. Come back to high plank and repeat on the other side. 

Tuck Jumps: Start standing with your feet hip-width apart. Jump up and tuck your knees into your chest. Repeat.

Inverse Plank: Start laying on the ground with your elbow and forearm connected to the ground. Lift your butt and hips up towards the sky and engage your core. Keep your back flat, refraining from hyperextending and protect your neck by looking up. 

Frog to Plank: Start in frog pose (yogi squat). Make sure your weight is in your HEELS. Place your hands on the ground and jump back into high plank pose. Return to frog pose by jumping forward. Repeat.

Side-to-Side Hops:  Start in a downward facing dog-like position. Bend your legs to build momentum, and then spring them up landing to the right side. Bend your legs again and spring them up landing on the left side. Keep alternating. *If you do insanity, this is the same as SS Hops.

Alternating Oblique Dips: Start standing on your knees. Keeping a tight core and lower body, dip down so that your fingers touch the ground. Alternate sides. 

Inch Worm (no push-up unless you insist!): Start standing, feet hip-width distance apart. Then, bend down and make contact with the ground as close to your feet as possible. Walk your hands out into a plank and then walk them back into your feet and return to standing.

Alternating Donkey Kicks: Start in a downward facing dog-like position. Kick one leg up like you are going to do a handstand and let the other one follow. Land with the leg you kicked up. Alternate. You can refer to this insta video I took a few months ago. 


I am so very lucky to have a talented friend, Brooke, to take these photos for me! She just upgraded her camera body and lenses (go for her…great for me!!!). We really have so much fun doing these shoots. This past time around she got some really attractive ones of me…completely biffing the Frog-to-Plank exercise. AKA I ate shit. Literally. 

 biffingit

It was actually hilarious. 

And I may have peed a little I laughed so hard.

A few questions for you:

  1. How long are your workouts typically? Short and intense or long and steady?
  2. Do you mostly do full-body workouts or split them up? 
  3. Do you prefer pinnable photo workouts or video?
  4. Do you prefer equipment workouts or a mixture of both?
  5. Cardio vs. strength training. What kinds of workouts are you searching for? 

Disclaimer: Although I am a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Yoga Sculpt Instructor, please please please consult with your doctor before beginning a new fitness regimen. The workouts that I share on Fit Foodie Finds are what I DO and should simply be used as ideas for your own workouts, where you can modify with progressions and regressions.

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