Top 5 favorite quick ab workout

Top 5 favorite quick ab workout

As promised ladies, here are my top 5 favorite ab workouts.  Abs are something I try to work out every time I go inside the gym, but let’s be real, sometimes I get too tired and leave to go home. (Yes, I struggle with lack of motivation.) I do want to mention that I am a firm believer that abs are made or lost in the kitchen…so it’s important to make sure you’re eating the right things. I would write a post about what to eat, but right now my eating habits are not that good. So maybe in the future.

With that being said..Let’s begin!

I have a few pictures of some of the workouts at the end so you can get an idea if you do not understand one. I am currently planning a 30 day ab workout plan and once I finish it, I will do a blog post about it!

Abs:

For the days I’m in a hurry or have already spent over an hour in the gym on leg day…I’ll perform these five ab workouts in three sets and call it a day.

1.)Russian Twists (pictured)

  • This one is my favorite for targeting all areas of the core.
  • 30 reps (15 each side) 3 sets
  • Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels out.
  • Lean slightly back and focus on keeping your back straight.
  • Holding the medicine ball in your hands, twist slowly to each side. Do not let your arms swing.

2.)Medicine Ball V-ups (pictured)

  • 20 reps, 3 sets
  • Lay down on your back holding the medicine ball over your head.
  • Begin by raising your torso and legs up to touch the medicine ball to your feet.
  • Slowly lower back towards the floor into your beginning position and repeat.

3.) Bicycle Crunch

  • 30 reps (15 each side) 3 sets
  • Lying on your back, bring your knees up to a 90 degree angle.
  • Crunch up and twist across the body bringing your right elbow to your left knee and keeping your right leg straight.
  • Repeat each side

4.) TRX Ab Crunch (pictured)

  • If your gym does not have this or you are at home, you can replace this exercise with mountain climbers.
  • 20 reps, 3 sets.
  • I perform this exercise with the little circle rings.
  • Place the cables/rings so that they hang about a foot off the ground.
  • Place your feet inside the rings and your hands on the ground as if you were in a push-up position.
  • Pull your knees to your chest and back out
  • Focus on keeping your back straight.

5.) Planks (pictured)

  • Hold for a minute/two minutes, 3 sets
  • Get into the push-up positions but put your forearms on the ground instead of your hands.
  • Squeeze your glutes and tighten your abs.
  • Keep a straight back and do not let your hips sag down to the ground.
  • Hold that position.

 

Those are my top five simple ab workouts to do. Just like any other muscle group, make sure you are really focusing on tightening your abs on each exercise. If you have any questions feel free to message me!

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