10-Minute Ab Workout You Can Do Anywhere

STACK Expert Roger Lockridge offers a 10-minute circuit that will give your abs a solid workout.

Don't let the title fool you. This ab workout is not the ultimate solution to ripped abs. It take serious effort in training as well as smart nutrition and a strong will to achieve the highly sought after "6 pack."

However, many of us are busy, so any chance we have to knock out a training session in a hurry and go on with our day is a chance we want to take. This 10-minute routine will give your abs a solid workout and allow you to move on to other things.

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Don't let the title fool you. This ab workout is not the ultimate solution to ripped abs. It take serious effort in training as well as smart nutrition and a strong will to achieve the highly sought after "6 pack."

However, many of us are busy, so any chance we have to knock out a training session in a hurry and go on with our day is a chance we want to take. This 10-minute routine will give your abs a solid workout and allow you to move on to other things.

The 10-Minute Ab Workout

Perform these four exercises in consecutive order without rest. After you complete the fourth exercise, rest for one minute and then start over. After four rounds, it will be the longest 10 minutes of your day, but it will also be the most productive. All you need is a floor and 600 seconds. Simple enough, right?

  • Exercise 1 - Crunches for 20 reps. Make sure you squeeze your abs. Don't just go back and forth without contracting your abs.
  • Exercise 2 - Lying Leg Raises for 20 reps. When you raise your legs, lift your hips up at the top of the movement and squeeze your abs.
  • Exercise 3 - Mountain Climbers for 20 steps per leg. Don't simply move your legs back and forth. Focus on your midsection with each step.
  • Exercise 4 - Plank for 20 seconds. As tired as you may be at this point, suck in your stomach and forcefully breathe out. You'll feel it in your core.
  • Rest - 1 minute.

Repeat the circuit three more times. You should finish all four rounds within 8 to 10 minutes. Whether you're at home, work, the gym, or anywhere, if you have 10 minutes to burn, follow this program and your abs will burn too.

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Topics: ABS | WORKOUTS | NUTRITION | EXERCISE | STOMACH | CLIMBERS | RAISES