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How to Do Glider Ab Circles

If You Thought Planks Were Hard, Wait Until You Try This Ab-Strengthening Move

If you've already mastered basic core-strengthening exercises like planks, I recommend mixing up your ab workouts by adding more advanced moves into your routine (but keep doing planks because they're great).

One move that I love, and slightly despise because of how much it challenges me, is ab circles. It works your six-pack muscles, transverse abdominis (the deep core muscles that act like a corset and stabilizes your spine and pelvis), and there's a little bit of oblique action involved, too.

You're 100 percent going to feel all of your ab muscles turn on after a few reps of ab circles. Along with eating quality foods and consistent exercise, this move will have you on your way to sculpted abs.

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How to Do Glider Ab Circles

For this exercise you'll need a pair of core sliders or a medium-sized towel.

  • Start in plank position with a glider underneath each foot. If you don't have gliders, you can use a towel on a hard surface to perform this exercise.
  • Engage your core and bring both knees in toward your left elbow. With control, move the gliders in a clockwise rotation until you're back at the starting position.
  • This counts as one rep. Perform five reps going clockwise and five reps going counterclockwise. Repeat for a total of two sets.
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