You really don’t need to spend hours training your abdominals, I promise! If you’re incorporating compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, pull ups etc. in your training then you’ll be working them anyway, as well as building up full body strength and burning a hella lot more energy. I much prefer to whack in a quick ab blaster like this one at the end of a training session.
I thought I would show you the kind of exercises I add into my workouts, which also feature in the core class I teach every week . This 8-minute ab workout is short, sharp and will leave you aching (good luck laughing the next day).
8 exercises, 30s each (no break in between) x 2 rounds:
- Lying leg raises
- Straight arm crunches
- Russian twists
- Dead bugs
- Alternate toe taps
- Slow mountain climbers
- Plank step ups
I made a short video below to show you each of the exercises above (in order). The great thing about this workout is that you don’t need any equipment, so it can also be done in the comfort of your own home!