Put Your Ab Strength to the Test With This Trainer's Quick, 4-Move Workout
In my opinion, there's no better feeling than an ab workout that leaves your muscles feeling sore in the best way possible. I like to do exercises that target my core such as deadlifts and glute bridges, and I also like to do core-specific moves to really get my abdominal muscles firing.
When I am not lifting weights and just want to do a core-specific routine, I'll make a circuit with a few of my favorite bodyweight ab exercises like the one ahead. This workout won't take long to do, and you're bound to feel your core light up after the first round.
The Quick and Intense Ab Workout
One of the best parts about this workout is that you can do it absolutely anywhere. Perform the listed amount of reps for each exercise, and take 30 seconds of rest once you've completed all four exercises. Repeat for a total of four rounds.
- Bird dog: 10 reps
- Plank with alternating arm and leg raise: 12 reps
- Seated knee tuck: 10 reps for beginners, 20 reps for intermediate/advanced levels
- Side plank leg lift: 10 reps on each side