I don’t think it’s necessary to always finish a workout with every muscle in your body shaking, but every now and then I like to ignite my ab muscles. I was experimenting with different movement combinations and I came up with this quick, five-move workout. By the second round, my abs were screaming at me. If you want to wake your core up, try this simple workout you can do anywhere.
The 5-Move Ab Workout
You can do this workout alone or use it as an extension to a cardio or strength workout. If you’d like, you can use a medicine ball for the Russian twists, but it’s not necessary. Do each move back to back, with little to no rest in between each exercise. Take 30 to 45 seconds of rest in between each round. If you need more rest, feel free to take it. Remember, form is more important than how many reps you can do or how fast you can complete the workout. If necessary, do fewer reps and sets and focus on your form.
- Russian twist: 20 reps
- Seated knee tuck: 20 reps
- Side plank with dip: 10 reps on each side
- Elbow plank: 30 seconds (only on the second round)
- Boat pose: 30 seconds (only on the second round)