Kate Neudecker of Anytime Fitness on Ipswich Waterfront shows you how to get great abs without the sit-ups

Abdominal training with Kate Neudecker at Anytime Fitness in Ipswich

Abdominal training with Kate Neudecker at Anytime Fitness in Ipswich - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Watch our video with trainer Kate Neudecker and find out how to plank and tone up those tummies.

Warming up

Warming up - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

If looking slinkier around your waist and tummy is a priority for you, try out this plan from personal trainer Kate, of Anytime Fitness Ipswich.

What’s best is, there are no sit-ups.

As always, if you don’t usually exercise and have any health complaints, seek advice from your GP.

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Rest for 30 seconds between exercises

. Rest for 30 seconds between exercises - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

After the warm-up do each of the five exercises for 20 seconds. Have a 10 second rest in between. Repeat three times.

Q: What is the plank position?

A: Most of these exercises require you to go into this position. Get onto your hands and knees. For the long plank position go onto your forearms and up onto your tiptoes. Straighten your back so your hips and shoulders are in line. For a high plank keep your feet in the same position but come up onto your hands.

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Rest for 30 seconds between exercises

. Rest for 30 seconds between exercises - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

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Warming up

Crouch, stretch out onto all fours with your body off the ground (on hands and toes), go back to a crouch then stand up, reaching your arms straight up into the air. Repeat 10 times.

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Rest for 30 seconds between exercises

. Rest for 30 seconds between exercises - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Exercise 1

Go into the long plank position, bringing your feet together, and swing/dip your hips from side to side.

Exercise 2

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Rest for 30 seconds between exercises

. Rest for 30 seconds between exercises - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Go into a high plank position and bring one knee up to your chest. Return it then bring up the other knee.

Exercise 3

Go into a high plank and hold for 20 seconds.

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Rest for 30 seconds between exercises

. Rest for 30 seconds between exercises - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Exercise 4

Go onto your back and raise your knees to a right angle over your hips with your arms extended up in front of you. Lower one leg and take your arms back over your head. Return to the start position and repeat with the other leg.

Exercise 5

On your back, hug one knee across your body at an angle and look to the opposite side. Repeat with the other leg.

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