Workout

Anywhere Ab Circuit!

 

If you have been looking for a quick routine to burnout your abs in 5-10 minutes then this is for you! This short circuit can be done at home, in the gym, on the road or anywhere else as all you need is your own body and consists of only 4 exercises that are shown in videos below:

Lying Leg Raises

For this exercise, you will lie flat on your back and lift your legs until your feet are parallel to the ceiling. Maintain a slow and controlled motion for the duration of the exercise. If you need extra assistance, you can place your hands directly under your glutes.

 

Lying Toe Touches

Lie on your back with your feet in the air, parallel to the ceiling. Crunch up and try to touch your toes using your abdominals.

 

Bicycle Crunches

Lie on your back with your legs elevated and knees bent at a 90 degree angle. You should stay in a crunched position with your upper back off the ground for the duration of the movement. Use your abdominals and obliques to crunch and touch left elbow to right knee and vice versa.

 

Russian Twists

Sit in a reclined position with feet on the ground or feet off the ground (advanced). Use your obliques to rotate your torso, don’t just aimlessly twist your shoulders side to side. Make sure your core is engaged for the duration of the movement. For even more challenge, you can hold a medicine ball while twisting.

 

Here’s the workout for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced:

Beginner:

Lying Leg Raises- 3 sets of 30 seconds

Lying Toe Touches- 3 sets of 30 seconds

Bicycle Crunches- 3 sets of 30 seconds

Russian Twists- 3 sets of 30 seconds

 

Intermediate:

Lying Leg Raises- 3 sets of 45 seconds

Lying Toe Touches- 3 sets of 45 seconds

Bicycle Crunches- 3 sets of 45 seconds

Russian Twists- 3 sets of 45 seconds

 

Advanced:

Lying Leg Raises- 3 sets of 60 seconds

Lying Toe Touches- 3 sets of 60 seconds

Bicycle Crunches- 3 sets of 60 seconds

Russian Twists- 3 sets of 60 seconds

Try it out and let me know how you do!