If you’ve always wanted a sleek, toned, sexy stomach then this is the workout for you! Now, we know that abs are made in the kitchen (see our clean eating guide for help with that), but awesome ab workouts are part of the picture too! Try out these killer ab moves and carve out your very own six-pack.

Ab-Sculpting Workout

Type: Circuit

Targets: Abdominals

Equipment: None

Level: All

This ab routine will tone every part of your core, creating a flat, toned stomach and slender obliques. Follow along with the photo demonstrations, performing 15 repetitions of each move. Rest for 30 seconds between sets of this routine.

Beginners should perform 1 set of the following exercises, while intermediate and advanced exercisers are encouraged to try 3-4 sets. Pair this workout with clean, healthy snacks and you will be showing off flat abs in no time!

Warm-up

Your usual warm-up for 3 - 5 minutes, e.g. arm swings and jumping jacks.

Ab-Sculpting Workout

Move through each exercise as a circuit, one after the other. Repeat the entire circuit 3 times.

Single Leg 4 Crunch - Sets: 1   Reps: 15 reps

Worms - Sets: 1   Reps: 15 reps

Side Plank Pull Through - Sets: 1   Reps: 15 reps

Roll Up - Sets: 1   Reps: 15 reps

Bicycle Crunch - Sets: 1   Reps: 15 reps

Ab-Sculpting Workout Videos

Single Leg 4 Crunch

Single Leg 4 Crunch

Sets: 1

Reps: 15 reps

Notes: Start lying on your back and cross one leg over the other, creating a "4." As you exhale, bring your legs up in the air and lift your hips off of the ground just a few inches. Inhale as you slowly lower back down to the ground. This is a great move for your lower abs!

Worms

Worms

Sets: 1

Reps: 15 reps

Notes: This exercise is great for toning your obliques and getting rid of love handles! Lift your shoulder blades off of the ground and reach your hands towards your heels, alternating sides.

Side Plank Pull Through

Side Plank Pull Through

Sets: 1

Reps: 15 reps

Notes: From a side plank position, weave your top arm under your body as you twist your hips. Then, reach back up towards the ceiling. These are challenging, so don’t hesitate to lower your bottom knee to the ground for more support.

Roll Up

Roll Up

Sets: 1

Reps: 15 reps

Notes: The roll up is a Pilates-inspired ab move that seriously tones your core. Start by lying flat on your back and then slowly roll up to a seated position, lifting one segment of your spine at a time. From there, focus on slowly lowering back down to the ground. For an extra challenge, raise your arms overhead.

Bicycle Crunch

Bicycle Crunch

Sets: 1

Reps: 15 reps

Notes: Bicycle crunches will finish off your flat abs workout. With your hands behind your head, crunch up as you reach your elbows towards your opposite knees, alternating sides.

Cool-down

Your usual cool-down and stretching routine, e.g. our easy post-workout stretching routine.

Notes

None

Disclaimer

In the interest of your safety, it is important to check with your physician before beginning any exercise program and to exercise according to your fitness level and capabilities. If you have any questions, please seek the guidance of a health professional.

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Manon McGovern

Manon McGovern, creator of The Traveling Trainer, is a fitness and weight management specialist who loves sharing her passion for a healthy lifestyle. She studied Exercise Science at The Ohio State University and started personal training and teaching group exercise classes to introduce herself into the fitness world. She enjoys personal training and teaching Yoga, Spinning, KickBoxing, and strength classes. Now working... Read More

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