Real Time Love Abs Workout

Mar 29, 2013 by



Hello my Lovies,

Today I have for you a Real Time Abs Workout! I also added a metabolic movement to the workout, so you can add this routine instead of your usual cardio, so you will be doing Abs and Cardio at the same time. This workout is about 15-16 minutes long and I really loved the pace of it. You can either follow me in the video in real time, or you can just watch the first potion of the video where I go over the proper form and beginners variation.

If you are new to Loving Fit I recommend to check out ” Creating Your Workout Plan ” post. There you will be able to see how I put together my routines, and you can find something for your own fitness level. My philosophy is: Form is always more important than speed, so WATCH YOUR FORM!

Things to remember before, during and after your workout

  1. Warm-Up
  2. Always Practice Good Form
  3. Stretch



Workout Explanation


All I was using in this workout was my Gymboss Timer, my Sandbag ( a little over 20 lbs ), and My Pink Lebert .You can substitute Lebert with either a Pull-Up bar ( you can get it on bay for under 30 dollars with free shipping )or you can use two chairs instead.

There are 5 exercises in this routine, one of the exercises is metabolic and we are going to be doing it 3 times total per each round. This is how the workout is gonna go:

( There are 3 rounds total )

  • Twisted Tucks – 20 seconds
  • Diagonal Kicks – 12 reps ( and 5 second L-Hold after the 12 reps )
  • Twisted Tucks – 20 seconds
  • V-Hold Sandbag Switch – 16 reps
  • Leg-Switch 20 reps
  • Twisted Tucks – 20 seconds
  • Reversed Crab – 20 reps


Have Fun with this routine my sweeties!



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  • Gerri Lee Schafer

    hahahaha……………….finally………….first :)))))))

  • tee_w

    Looks like a good one! :). And your abs look fab!

  • This was my finisher after I did a plyometric routine of Steve Pfiester. I replaced the Diagonal kicks with diagonal knee ups using 2 chairs. For the v-hold sandbag switch, my weight was a sand filled 2 litres milk jug. This was a simple nice flowing routine…I liked it very much. Thanks!

    • Nice and creative :), I like how you substituted the sandbag)

    • Did this after Crossfit-diva-workout.
      Used dip station for diagonal kicks and 15lbs KB for v-hold switch. I only did 10 reps, each round of the reversed crab…elbows are still healing. Having my body weight on one elbow each turn was aggravating the soreness.

  • TessuCroft

    Loved to hear Russian in the middle of the w/o! It´s such a beautiful language. Although I don´t understand a word. (Okey, maybe thank you and goodbye.) I wish I could understand it, especially because Russia is our neighbour country.

    The w/o looks great! Gonna try it some day. Spasiba! =D

    • I think you guys can learn Russian through my workouts 🙂

  • Anastasiya Shmatok

    I love all your ab videos! But for your next lower body workout could u please target the inner thighs like the saddlebags and the back of the thigh like hamstrings. That’s my trouble area! If you could do a video for this, Thank u so much!

    • Yes, I always do that anyway 🙂

      • Anastasiya Shmatok

        ???????! 🙂

  • Nslvv

    Hello, Tati! I admire all the work and hard effort yoy put in everything you do. I would like some further information on the cardio especially combined with an abs routine. When should I add the cardio routine (for example: high knees, mountain climber, crabs and other crazy stuff) – before or after the ab workout and should it be a high intensity one. Thanks for the answer! Have a nice day!

    • Hi,

      You always add cardio after strength training routines.

      • Nslvv

        Thank you for the immediate answer!

  • Hi Tat, I did this workout this morning, but I skip the metabolic cardio exercise (I did only the remaining four). Sadly I forgot the ‘v-hold bonus’ so I’ll have to insert that next time I do another workout of yours *-) This took me 10 min. and 11 sec. and I don’t know if it was because of the challenge of the exercises themselves, or for the fact that our time zone changed past dawn that meaning, we had to move a full hour forward (at 1 a.m.), but I woke up feeling pretty tired (and even though I still managed to sleep almost 8 hours) but this today was particularly tough on me and I end it up feeling pretty tired (I’m feeling better now though). Anyway I did the 3 full rounds still of course :); I used 17.10 lbs dumbbell on the ‘switch’ and that was pretty tough on me. The diagonal kicks (I used two chairs for it) were the worst for me (specially the kick part and at round 2 I had to pause after 8 reps :)), and I couldn’t extend my legs on the 5 sec. hold so I kept my knees bent. Even the crabs were though and I kept on feeling my ties / quadriceps burning so, overall this worked and I’m still proud of myself because despite it all I still delivered it. Thanks and wish you and your family a great and Saint, peaceful and enjoyable Easter (don’t eat too much sweets!) 🙂

  • TerpsichoreMoon

    Doh! No wonder I was sweating like a pig-hog…I completed 20 reps of the Twisted Tucks each time instead of x-amount per 20 seconds! Boy were my legs burning! Teeheehee.

  • yboog

    Good evening Tati,
    This was a fun and challenging routine! I enjoyed workin it out with you!

    8 min. 1:25/35×4 skipping/basic crunch warm up (no rest)

    This routine took me 14:58
    I used just an 8lb dumbbell for the V hold.

    16 min. 1:25/35×8 skipping/pike push ups (no rest)

    6 min hula hoop cool down
    30 min hip opening yoga sequence.

    Thank you!!!

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    So happy that I did it at the gym. I followed with ZWOW#63 and ended with 25 minutes treadmill running.

  • Briana Stasiak

    Hello Tat! I just love your workouts! I am a personal trainer and not only do your workouts myself but they also inspire me to help clients. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do! I know its not easy to keep up with a blog and film workouts on top of inventing a new routine every time but you are great at it! I was wondering what type of sandbag you use and where can I get it? It looks way more comfortable than the duffle bag one. Thanks again and keep up the great work! You look awesome by the way!

    • Hi Briana,

      Thank you so much for your support 🙂

      I’m using a sandbag from ( it’s a Ukrainian brand ). They are so much cheaper there than the other sandbags they sell in US. But I believe he delivers to US.

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  • Kane

    This one’s harder than it looks! Those twisted tucks are no joke. I just grinned through this one and am about to hit the road for some cardio!

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