This Advanced Ab Workout is very challenging. The wide range of advanced exercises targets your entire abdominal section, including both upper and lower abs, and obliques.
This routine pulls from strength training moves and Pilates to create a killer ab workout you can do at home, and you won’t need a single piece of equipment.
If these exercises are too difficult, try this 20 minute Fitness Blender abs workout video, and do easier versions and modifications of the exercises that are more suitable for beginners. Remember that you can make your workouts more effective if you keep your body guessing by mixing up your routine. Look through Fitness Blender's home workout videos for more ab videos that you can do at home.
Make sure that you warm up before jumping into this workout. For best toning results, do the actual routine after about 30 minutes of cardio.
How to do this Killer Ab Workout
Do 15 repetitions of each advanced ab exercise. Do the entire workout three times through. To make it extra challenging, give yourself very little resting time in between exercises. Remember, always stick to a version of an exercise that you can execute with proper form (move to an easier version of a exercise if it's too hard).
Plank Extensions (Hard) (Harder)
Pilates Side Hip Raise
Toe Touch Crunches
Reclined Oblique Twist
Cool Down & Stretch
A toned stomach and six pack abs might just be the most common goal of people who are following an exercise routine. Abdominal exercises are important for a strong core and stomach muscles, however, too many people try and chase down that goal by just doing hundreds and hundreds of repetitions of situps.
In reality, we’ve all got abs, it’s just that most of us have them hidden underneath a layer of belly fat. In order for all of the effort put into those abdominal exercises to show up, your body fat percentage must be low enough that those muscles are not covered up by the accumulation of extra weight in the stomach.
What this means is that along with your core workouts, you absolutely must engage in regular cardio and eat a healthy diet to help lower your body fat percentage. A drop in bodyweight and/or body fat percentage, coupled with core exercises are what will get you a killer set of toned abs or a six pack.
*Remember that balance is essential to good health and effective workouts; if you do regular intensive abdominal workouts, it is important to work the complimentary back muscles, as well.