When we talk about abs, we tend to focus on their appearance. But did you know that strong abs also boost your overall health? A strong core gives you stability, helping you maintain proper posture and avoid sports injuries. Strong abs also help with day-to-day chores like sweeping, cleaning, gardening, and scrubbing.
You work your core with almost every exercise. Biking, running, lifting, and pilates all challenge your core. If you want to give your abs some extra attention, we challenge you to these 7 quick ab workouts. Do them before or after your regular routine and you’ll have a strong, stable core in no time.
We challenge you to complete these 5 exercises. Moves that target lower belly bulge are here.
Add a dumbbell to your Russian twists and jackknives and you’ll see results in record time. Get started here.
An ab workout that doubles as cardio. You’ll be doing plank jacks, plank jumps, and jump squats, which all work to bring your heart rate up and get your sweat on.
This workout includes some moves to get your heart rate up while working your abs. You’ll be doing burpees, mountain climbers, and jumping jacks. You’ll torch calories to bring out sharply defined abs.
This workout rounds up some of the most effective ab moves. You’ll target upper abs, lower abs, and obliques for a complete core workout you can do anywhere. Start here.
With just four minutes and two moves, give your core a defined, lean look with this routine.
Drive up the intensity by using a heavy dumbbell to perform twists and bends. This workout will leave you sore in all the right places.
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