Great Abs Without Crunches

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How many infomercials have you seen on TV that promise to make crunches “easier” or “more effective”? Crunches may be a sure way to get your abs burning, but we all get burnt out after doing a dozens of them at a time. So why not try exercises that are more fun in order to get your abs ripped?

This workout may look easy at first, but don’t be surprised when about half way through your abs feel like they are on fire! And remember to incorporate cardio and healthy eating into your weekly routine. Someone once said that “abs are made in the kitchen”. Eating healthy and doing cardio will help keep fat from covering up your abdominal muscles, but you also need to strengthen them to get definition!

Equipment Needed: A soft surface to workout, such as a yoga mat, water for hydration, a towel for sweat, an Interval Timer, and a small 10-15 lb weight.

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, rest for 15 seconds, and then move through the workout like a circuit. Repeat 3 times. For maximum benefits, do this workout at least three times per week. 


1. Weighted Woodchop
2. High Knees
3. Plank
4. Right Side Plank with Leg Lift
5. Left Side Plank with Leg Lifts
6. Bicycle
7. Leg Raises

Watch the videos below for correct demonstration:

Weighted Woodchop

High Knees


Right & Left Side Plank with Leg Lift


Leg Raises

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