10-Minute Tabata Workout for Abs

Make every workout count!

Tabata all day!

The tabata training style has proven incredibly effective for weight loss and total body transformations. If you use a tabata method, you can get visible results without spending hours at the gym! Tabata workouts alternate high-intensity exercises with 20-second rest periods. In recent years, it has grown in popularity because tabata delivers all the benefits of a workout in a fraction of the time.

This 10-Minute Tabata Workout for Abs consists of 5 moves performed 2 times each for 40 seconds. In order to get the best results, push your body to work as hard as possible during those 40 seconds.

What You’ll Need: a gym timer (free apps are available for download), a light dumbbell (3-8 lb.), and a mat or towel to lay on the floor

What to Do: Perform each move for 40 seconds, resting 20 seconds in between moves. Complete 2 rounds with no break in between.

Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.

1. Mountain Climbers
2. Russian Twist with Dumbbell
3. Leg Lifts
4. Jackknife Crunch
5. Plank

Mountain Climbers

Russian Twist with Dumbbell

Leg Lifts

Jackknife Crunch


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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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