Anywhere, Anytime, ABS Workout

By Gaven Hohl

Whether you are at home, on the road, in the gym, or short on time, here is a 15 minute ABS workout. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, going from one exercise to the next. Repeat the circuit for a total of 5 times.

1. Bicycle Crunches – 30 seconds

  • Lie flat on the floor or exercise mat with lower back pressed on the ground
  • Place hands beside your head, avoid straining your neck when performing
  • Lift knees perpendicular to the floor, have your lower legs parallel to the floor
  • Simultaneously in a slow and controlled motion move your legs as if you were pedaling (pedal forward with left leg while bringing right knee in towards body, bring left elbow to right knee)
  • Go back to beginning position and repeat movement while alternating sides

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2. Russian Twist – 30 seconds

  • Sit on ground while bending your knees and having your heels pressed on the ground
  • Lean backwards slightly while keeping your spine straight
  • Place your arms straight out in front of you, place on hand on top of the other
  • Tighten your core, twist slowly to one side, then repeat to the other side

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3. Side Plank – 30 seconds

  • Lie on the side of your body
  • Support your body by bracing with your forearm and side of your feet
  • Raise hips off the floor, keep core tight
  • Raise hips off the floor
  • Keep body in a straight line
  • Hold position for the amount of time

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4. V-ups – 30 seconds

  • Lie flat on your back
  • While keeping your feet together and legs straight, flex your abdominals to pull yourself up so your body looks like the letter V
  • Lower back down to starting position and repeat

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