At Home Beginner Ab Routine

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Do you want tight, strong, and toned abs? Let’s be honest, we all do! This at home beginner ab routine is the perfect starting point. Building basic strength in your core is particularly important for one primary reason. The core is the basis of all other movements. From sitting to running and everything in-between, your midsection is involved in it all. This means that when your abs get stronger, so will everything else!

In addition to improved functionality, we all want a tummy that looks amazing, right? The exercises involved in this workout will target each of the muscles in your abdomen and lower back from different angles. This will leave you with an amazingly sculpted hourglass shape.

Reveal Your Hard Work by Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Of course we want to acknowledge the importance of a proper diet, too! You can build and strengthen those core muscles, but you need to eliminate the excess fat above them in order to show them off!

Eating the correct amount of the right foods is imperative to revealing your abs. The first step is to figure out how many calories your body needs each day. Once you do this, you’ll know exactly how much you should be eating to reach your specific goals. Luckily, we have plenty of delicious and nutritious recipes to choose from. If you need a little bit of help with a meal plan, we’ve got you covered! Check out these awesome options:

At Home Beginner Ab Routine

at home ab workout

What you need: A yoga mat or soft surface and an interval timer (your phone’s timer will work perfectly.)

What to do: This is a very simple at home workout. Set your interval timer to 30 seconds on and 30 seconds rest, Complete this routine twice through. As you progress, feel free to perform the exercises for a longer duration and utilize shorter rest periods. Of course you can always add in more rounds too!


1. Basic Crunch
2. Alternating Toe Touch
3. Russian Twists
4. Plank
5. Flutter Kicks

Instructional Videos

Basic Crunch

Alternating Toe Touch

Russian Twists


Flutter Kicks

Let us know what you thought of this at home beginner ab routine in the comment section! If you enjoyed it, you’ll also want to try out these ab-focused workouts and challenges:

Never put off starting a healthy eating plan and regular exercise regimen. If you start now, you can have slimmer abs in no time. In addition to core training, be sure to regularly include calorie-blasting workouts to burn away that excess belly fat and reveal your gorgeous abs!

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13 Comments on "At Home Beginner Ab Routine"

  1. Renee  October 18, 2013

    I find after working out for a period of time, let's say three or four months @ five to six days a week, I lose interest and do very little or almost nothing for a while. Anyone else do this?

  2. Karen  June 15, 2014

    I really wish this had a number of intervals because timers make me stretch my neck and psych me out. The video was extremely helpful! I like that you used weights to help with balance. Thanks for making this article and video. I'm writing the exercises down in my exercise book right now. I'm just going to see how many I can do and try to increase that number over time.

    Thank you!

    • SkinnyMs  June 16, 2014

      You're welcome Karen!

  3. Febz  December 28, 2014

    amazing calf muscles!

  4. LMich  February 24, 2015

    Be careful with the weight on your feet when doing full sit ups. You are not working the abdominals as much as your hip flexors.

  5. JoyD  April 22, 2015

    I think it's been a long time or never since you've been a beginner either that or I am just terribly, terribly out of shape. I don't have the flexibility needed to raise my legs straight up, so I can't do the toe touches. I don't yet have the ab strength yet to lift my legs both up in the air at the same time more than like twice and at that it's slow and awkward, so the leg raises were a joke for me. Not a funny one. The weights would help, I think, but I don't have any. You make the bicycles look easy, but instead of keeping both feet off the ground at all times, I had keep my knees bent and foot on the floor for the leg that wasn't touching my knee. 🙁 They look like good exercises, just not for someone who is just getting started.

    • SkinnyMs  April 23, 2015

      JoyD, If you keep trying to do them and do as much as you can, you will get there.

  6. Ella  January 31, 2016

    Thx I’m a teen and I used to eat a ton of junk food but then I noticed I was getting fatter so I tried this and it’s helped a lot thx

    • Gale Compton  January 31, 2016

      Ella, Smart decision to give up junk food. 🙂

  7. JEssica  April 18, 2016

    What if you do not have weights? Is there something else you can use?

  8. Toni Lynn  July 16, 2017

    I just viewed the 5 workouts because I’m started to get a big midsection, and I’ll be 40 in 6 months. So I figure better get started, and by the time I reach 40, I won’t feel that bad about it and I’ll be in shape. It sounds like a plan to start today. Thankyou for providing the videos.


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