8 Minute Workout for Abs

Your core includes all of the muscles that attach to your spine and pelvis, including your glutes, back and chest. While a toned tummy is nice, core work is about so much more than looks.

Whether you exercise at a gym or at home, the following 8-minute ab circuit is a strong finish to your workout and hits all the core muscles from obliques to the lower back and glutes.

Basic Sit-Up

Mastering the basic sit-up is a great place to start for working your upper and lower abs.

Bicycle Crunch

Bicycle crunches are one of the best exercises you can do for your midsection because they hit upper and lower abs, along with obliques, for maximum results.

The superman works the back side of the core, including the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings, while also throwing in a little bonus upper back and shoulder work.


Forearm Plank

Experts agree—the plank is gold when it comes to core strength, as long as you perform it properly.

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