6 Exercises that Target Upper & Lower Abs

6 Exercises that Target Lower and Upper Abs

There are few more stubborn areas for women than the abs, but luckily for you, we have a solution! This workout will target your upper and lower abs as well as your obliques, a total core workout. You’ll see results as you blast fat and expose that six-pack, and you’ll reap the added benefit of stabilizing your spine.

Your core is made up of three layers. The deep or innermost layer is made up of small muscles that span a single vertebrae, the middle layer consists of muscle that encompass the lower area of the spine, providing stabilization, and the outermost layer consists of powerful, large muscles that are primarily responsible for generating force, and thus movement.  This workout will challenge all layers of your core for a thorough and complete workout that prevents injury, creates the defined look you’re after, and enables you to have a strong mid-section to build the rest of your workouts upon!

Equipment Needed: Water for hydration, interval timer

What to Do: Do the exercises below for 30 seconds each with 10 seconds rest in between exercises. Do 3 circuits resting 1 minute between circuits.This workout should be completed 3 times weekly on non-consecutive days. Remember to also implement cardio 3 times weekly, and eat healthily for optimal results. See videos below for demonstrations to ensure you are using correct form.


1. Leg Raise – Lower Abs
2. Hip Lift – Lower Abs
3. Side Plank Left Side – Obliques
4. Side Plank Right Side – Obliques
5. Plank Pike – Upper Abs
6. Crunches – Upper Abs


Leg Raise – Lower Abs

Hip Lift – Lower Abs

Side Planks (Left and Right Side) – Obliques

Plank Pike – Upper Abs

Crunches – Upper Abs

Looking for more abs challenges? Try some new challenges to hit those abs at different angles:
HIIT Your Abs Workout

Fabulous Abs in 30 Days Challenge
7 Day Ab Challenge
Ripped Abs Workout
Summer Abs Challenge
Awesome Abs Challenge
Beautiful Abs via Youtube

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2 Comments on "6 Exercises that Target Upper & Lower Abs"

  1. Danial  May 11, 2017


  2. Anuradha Das  July 27, 2017

    Thank you so much.. It helps me a lot..


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