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7 Effective Ab Workouts

7 Effective Ab Workouts |

People spend a considerable amount of time working to get those ever so desired six-pack abs. While the old saying “abs are made in the kitchen” has more merit to it than most people know, if you want shredded abs, you’ll also need to work them just like you would any other muscle group. They need just as much love and attention as those beefy biceps you’re chasing. We’ve gathered a list of effective and simple ab workouts to help you reach your washboard dreams.

1. Four Movement Ab Combo

This ab combo from Mike and Viv will have you debating why you started it in the first place. It will tackle all angles of your core, plus they provide beginner, intermediate and advanced options to make it progressively harder. Beginners start at 30 seconds of work per movement and 15 seconds of rest between each movement, intermediate at 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. The more advanced people should try and tackle 60 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest.


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⬇️Save, Share and TAG someone to TRY this hardcore Abs and Core Workout ??? ————————— We were left drenched and sore after this awesome Ab combo. It hits every angle of the core and focuses on strength as well as endurance! ————————- ?3-5 Rounds? ————————- Beginner: 30s work / 15s Rest Intermediate: 45s Work / 15s Rest Advanced: 60s Work / 20s Rest ??? 1️⃣Knee-in to Russian Twist 2️⃣Knee to Elbow + Knee to opposite Elbow Plank 3️⃣Single Elbow Crunch 4️⃣Spider Mountain Climber into Forearm Spider Mountain Climber. ??? . Hit the Follow button a NEW #MrandMrsMuscle Workout EVERYDAY and switch ON NOTIFICATIONS ??♥️ . . Outfit: @lululemonme . . . . . . . . #WHMHME #menshealth #whstrong #hiit #hiitworkout #hiittraining #abs #abworkout #absworkout #sixpackabs #coreworkout #bodyweightworkout #bodyweighttraining #homeworkout #fitness #fitnessinspo #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #motivation #fitcouple #fitnesscouple #workoutmotivation #wod #workoutroutine #dubaifitness #dubai #dxb #uae #feelgoodgiving

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2. Killa Ab Workout

Our favorite part about this workout is that Makayla incorporates a Bosu Ball. If you haven’t used one before, get your feel for it before trying to knock out bigger sets. If you have used them before, you know how much more challenging this makes a movement because your stability is challenged in a very different way. Makayla impressively does this with just her hands above her head, but if you need to grab a post, go for it!


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Swipin’ ?? for a killa ?AB WORKOUT? yes, here I am again with another ab workout! But you all know I’m that weirdo who loves training ab’s hehe ? ALSO it’s always one of my most requested workouts & there are so many ways to train abs! So we keep on switching it up in here? . ~ Don’t forget to double tap ? support ya girl…. &&& you already knowwwww… swipe, save & try!!? PLEASE let me know if u try this workout cuz I wanna see you guys Gettin it?? . . Do the exercises one after the other… that = 1 SET for a total of 3 sets? 1️⃣ elbow to opposite knee crunch sequence | 8 per side – I’m sorry in advance for this cuz owww obliques will be demolished ? . 2️⃣ bosu ball knee tucks | 20 reps – hi, hello, yes hi these burn like hell. BUT are so freaking bomb for your core because of the bosu you have to stabilize even more = more core work =strong stable core =gains ?? . 3️⃣reverse crunch with hip up | 6 reps – ummm yeah… these are a harder exercise, so I would recommend holding on to a post or something with your hands above your head until you feel stable enough to just tuck your hands behind your head without stabilization (like I am in the vid) . 4️⃣ weighted leg raise with toe touch (not actually touching toes but bringing weight to your legs.. but u get what I mean?) | 10 reps – these are one of my go to exercises cuz I really like how it targets my abs as well as getting a bit of full body engagement (awesome when working on core stability) ?

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3. Kettlebell Ab Burner

Though this workout is a doozy, it’s one of our favorite circuits because it incorporates a kettlebell into every movement. We love the use of kettlebells because they are such a universal and effective piece of equipment. Try these movements with a light kettlebell or none at all if you haven’t performed them before. Start with 3-5 rounds of 10-15 reps per exercise, limited rest (around 15-30 seconds) between movements and 30-60 seconds of rest between rounds. Use a weight you can perform almost all, if not all the reps for each movement. Once things become a little easier, you can start to up the weight. Proper and consistent movement should always be the goal!


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Sunday Sweatpant Abs! . Strengthen your core with these 5 moves! These can be done with or without a kettlebell! . I don’t ever sit down and intentionally work my abs…instead I play! I see what my core is capable of! It’s so fun to feel it getting stronger and stronger! If something was hard for me a month ago…I try it again and again until it’s a piece of cake ?? . So give these a shot! If they’re too hard, try again as you further your way into your fitness journey! . Happy Sunday! I’m gonna decorate a tiny hilarious tree in my garage now ???? . . #noequipment #jumparound #momlife #motherhood #mombod #workingmom #fitnessjourney #parkworkout #battleropeexercises #abworkout #corestrengthening #inspirationalquotes #doitwithme #homeworkouts_4u #fitmom #fitstagram #fitnessmotivation #booty #strongnotskinny #fitnesswomen #girlswholift #glutes #stressrelief #abs #abgoals #workoutmotivation @home.exercises @home.abs @homeworkouts_4u

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4. Spicy Ab Workout

Now yes, we did say we enjoyed incorporating kettlebells into workouts, but that’s not the main reason why we love this one so much. Elizabeth does an awesome job being creative with traditional movements, and challenges the stability of her core by using the kettlebell. She brings a lot of movements to the table, so you can try and tackle them all circuit style with about 10-15 reps per movement, or you can break them up into a few different circuits. Some of these movements are going to be very challenging balance and stability wise, so focus on it and take your time!

5. Bosu Core Burner

This is a great one from certified personal trainer Krista McGlynn, who brings a Bosu Ball into the picture for the entire cycle. Her workout includes 4 movements, with 30 seconds of work for each for about 4-5 rounds depending on what you can handle. The Bosu Ball is no joke and certainly makes things much more challenging. Check her demo video below and give it a shot!


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Bosu Core?. Tag a friend that would love this?and Save for later❤️. ________________________________ . ? It’s Flashback Friday and I’m sharing one of my favorite #coreworkouts done with one of my favorite pieces of equipment the #bosuball ?. Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday?!!! . ✏️ 4 Exercises. . ⏰ 30 sec. of each exercise. . ? 4-5 Rounds. . . @home.abs . . #flashbackfridays #workoutoftheday #coreworkout #abworkout #coreexercises #bosuballworkout #bosu #bosuworkout #corestrength #corestrong #sixpackworkout #sixpackfemmes #sixpackabs #functionalfitness #workoutideas #homefitness #workoutathome #homeworkoutideas #fitnessvideos #workoutvideos #workoutanywhere #athomeworkout #athomeworkouts #fitmomsofig @abs_at_home @homeabs @sixpackfemmes @girlyexercises @lazygirlabs @fit.moms.of.ig @home.exercises @bosu_fitness

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6. 5-Minute Core Workout

FitWithFrank brings us a short, yet burning ab circuit with nothing more than a medicine ball. The great thing about this one is that Frank includes some static holds such as the Hollow Body Hold and the Full Plank Hold. Static exercises are a great way to develop and build core strength and should absolutely be included in your training plan.


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Grab your balls and nail this “5-MINUTE CORE WORKOUT” before you head out to spunk all your cash on Christmas Shopping this weekend! ? 〰️ 1️⃣ AB CRUNCHES – with knees up at 90 degrees and lower back pressed into may, slowly elevate your chest from floor, hold for 2 sec pause at top, and return to mat. 2️⃣ FLOOR BRIDGES – press through heels as you use glutes (buttocks) to raise hips from ground, hold for 2 sec pause at top and return to mat. 3️⃣ RUSSIAN TWISTS – press heels into floor and rotate slowly through your shoulders as much as your mobility allows, keeping hips still. 4️⃣ HOLLOW BODY HOLD – tuck chin into chest and use abdominals to hold shoulders off mat, with legs elevated from floor for added intensity. 5️⃣ FULL PLANK HOLD – traditional plank with hands on floor, for added intensity place both hands on a ball, or for extreme challenge go 1 hand on ball and one out like superman! (Careful though!) ? 〰️ Any ball will do, just set your timer to beep every 60 seconds and perform 1-3 rounds of this circuit for a complete core workout that’ll earn you some calories too. 〰️ Have fun!

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7. Hanging Ab Crusher

This one from Brock Ashby is an intermediate to advanced ab workout, and it will challenge you both mentally and physically. It is done completely from a hanging position – he demos it off of rings but it can also be done off of a pull-up bar. If 10 rounds like Brock does is a little too much, maybe start at 5, and add a round or two the next time you attempt this one. It’s definitely a fun one but it will absolutely push you. Try it out, and let us know how it goes!


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BOOKMARK AND SAVE FOR YOURSELF ? This ab workout is great for the lower abs. The lower abs are often forgotten about because too many people are focusing on “crunching” exercises but incorporate this into your ab training to work on eliminating that stubborn belly fat. I did the workout on rings because @theworkshed had them but you can hang on a pull-up bar also. This ones a bit tricky but the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward ? – 1️⃣ Hanging leg raise x10 2️⃣ Hanging knee raise x 10 3️⃣ Hanging bicycle x 20 4️⃣ Hanging knee hold with knee extension x10 ? Rest 2mins after completing the circuit. – ? If you struggle to hang and hold your bodyweight for the whole set, try using a knee lift station where you are supported by your elbows ? #TEAMBROCKASHBY

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