Achieving sculpted abs is one of the most popular physique goals for anyone’s fitness journey. They aren’t just symbols of having a fit body, they make you feel confident too. Some think getting your abs to tone up involves an extreme amount of effort, but with the right diet, and these workout moves, you’ll be on the right track.
Do these five moves in 10 minutes, with two minutes each. Aim to perform at least 20 reps per move.
1. Starfish Crunch
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Lie flat on the mat, and position yourself by spreading your arms and legs like a starfish. Use your core muscles to pull yourself into an upright position, with your hands clasping your knees and feet off the floor. Hold for a second, and return back to lying flat, and repeat.
2. Side Plank With Leg Lift
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This move helps slim your waist, creating an hourglass figure. Lie on your right side with your feet stacked. Use your arm to prop your body up, ensuring that you’re in a side plank position with your hips high. Raise your top leg up, hold it in place for a second, and lower your leg. Repeat for 20 reps, and swap sides.
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3. Mountain Climbers
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Work your lower abdominals and obliques with this move to firm up your stomach. Get into a typical plank position. Bring your right knee up to your left elbow, and return to plank position. Then, bring your left knee up to your right elbow. Repeat. This move can be done fast as well, so you can work in more reps.
4. Russian Twists
Sit upright on a mat, and lower yourself down so that your body creates a V-shape, with your feet off the mat. For added intensity, you may choose to hold a dumbbell. Twist your body from side to side, keeping the focus on your waist. Do this for as many reps as you can.
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End off the workout with a high-powered, full-body workout. The burpee is a classic move that works cardio into the ab sculpting mix. Start off in a plank position with your knees soft. Tuck your knees into your chest, and stand up with a jump. Jump back down into a plank, and repeat for 20 reps.
- July 12, 2016
- Beatrice Bowers