Fitness

At-Home Ab Workout

MYTH: Doing ab exercises will get you abs.

FACT: Whether or not a person has visible abs is dependent upon their body fat percentage and body composition. 

Now, just because doing crunches or planks won’t give you instant abs, that doesn’t meant that ab workouts aren’t worth doing. Having a strong core is essential for overall health, it can help improve posture, help prevent injuries, and improve your strength and stamina when performing other exercises, as your core is utilized while doing various types of strength training and cardio. 

So, here is a lower impact at-home ab workout that requires minimal equipment:

Equipment Used

Yoga Mat, Dumbbell, Medicine Ball (Optional), Bosu Ball (Optional)

Exercises 

20 Crunches

20 Leg Raises (Try placing hands beneath lower back or bum if you feel lower back discomfort.)

20 Russian Twists w/ Dumbbell OR Medicine Ball

20 Side Crunches (Left Side)

30 Mountain Climbers (Hands on floor OR hands on the flat side of Bosu Ball)

20 Side Crunches (Right Side)

30 X Mountain Climbers (Opposite knee to opposite elbow) (Hands on floor OR hands on flat side of Bosu Ball)

20 Weighted Sit Ups (Holding Dumbbell or Medicine Ball)

20 Weighted Bent Leg Jackknifes w/ Dumbbell or Medicine Ball

15 Toe Taps

20 Ab Bikes (10 per side)

1 minute Plank 

 

And you’re done! As always, be sure to modify, substitute or add in exercises as you see fit. 

-SK

 

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