This quick daily routine will help you sculpt strong abdominals and obliques, while at the same time engage your lower back for an overall fit core. Burpees, push-ups, running, swinging… All these exercises can help to get your body in shape. But, in this 10 Minute Abs workout we’ll show you nine unique moves, that will mold your midsection in less time than standing in line to get your morning coffee.
Now, what are you waiting for?
Follow the workout below, and kill those abs!
Lie on your back and fully extend your legs. Place your arms above the head, and slowly bring your right leg toward the chest by bending your knee. Get it as close as it will go. Now, bring your left leg toward the chest, while at the same time you’re straightening the left one back. Do not allow your legs touch the floor while doing the exercise. Keep them 3-7 inches above the ground.
Get in a standard plank position. Now instead of your arms, get down on your elbows and forearms. Keep your feet at hip-width apart. With your elbows right under your shoulders, tighten your core and hold for the time asked in the picture above.
Straight Leg Lifts
Lie flat on your back, legs fully stretched and your hands down next to your body. Now, slowly bend your knees and raise your legs at 90 degrees. Keep your toes pointed while doing this. Then, straighten your legs until your feet are pointed toward the ceiling. Form a 90 degrees angle with your body, and make sure you’re raising your legs as slowly as possible. Bring your legs down to an inch of the floor slowly. Do not touch the floor. Repeat.
Sit on the floor, with the knees bent, feet flat on the ground. Hold a dumbbell with both hands. Then, lean back to get your torso in 45 degrees angle with the floor. Rotate your torso to the left side, touch the floor, and get back. Now move to the opposite side, touch the floor and get back to the starting position. When you feel you’re ready, lift your feet off the floor while balancing with your butt.
Lay down, facing toward the floor. Now get in a straight plank position, with your hands straight under the chest, shoulder width apart. Make sure your body makes a straight line from your feet to the shoulders. Now, bend your left knee, and push it toward the right hand. Back to the start, and repeat with the opposite leg.
Start with the standard plank position. Keep your body in a straight line. Spread your legs to hold a balance easier. Then, extend one arm forward and lift the opposite leg at the same time. So, if you lift the right arm, lift the left leg. Again, keep your body straight and steady. Hold the position for about 5 seconds (or 2-3 seconds if you’re a beginner), and bring them back to the standard plank position. Repeat with the opposite arm and leg.
Lie on the ground on one side and lift your body. Make sure your feet stay sideways on top of each other, and rest on your elbow. Your elbow should be at 90 degrees angle. If you have a frozen shoulder or a rotator cuff issue by any chance, do not perform this plank. Keep your body straight and breathe heavily at regular intervals.
Lie on your back with your arms straight to the sides. Raise your legs in 90 degrees angle with your body. Now, rotate your hips to the left side, then back straight, and then right. Don’t let your feet touch the ground. If you’re a beginner make it easier by bending your knees.