Four moves and eight minutes is all you need to complete this awesome ab workout! These four exercises can be done with modifications to make them as easy or as difficult as needed. Make sure to take time, and focus on form.
These exercises aren’t about how quick you do them, but how well you do them.
Do the four exercises listed below for 45 seconds each with 15 seconds rest in between. Then repeat the four exercises for round two.
1) Classic Crunch
The crunch is a classic abdominal exercise, but while you’re toning your abs you might be crunching your spine. Learn how to correct your form to work your abs more effectively while protecting your back with this quick video. Happy crunching!
Planks are great for working the abs, and the elbow plank is harder on the abs than the traditional plank in push-up position.
3) Cross Crunch
- Lie on your back, and lift your upper body off the floor so your shoulder blades hover.
- Lift your right leg off the floor, and bring your left leg to 90 degrees, gently holding the left shin. Keep your upper body lifted as you switch or scissor your legs to complete one rep.
4) Rope Climbs