20 Minute Home Abdominal Workout

20 Min • Core
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    • Training Type Strength Training, Toning
    • Equipment Mat, No Equipment


    This is a well rounded, comprehensive core workout. It equally challenges the muscles of the abdominal panel, the lower back, and the obliques. Contrary to popular belief, you really shouldn’t train your abs every day; every other day is fine, with more rest time if your abdominals are still sore from a previous routine.

    The exercises in this abs video are paired up; alternate doing 14 reps of each, three times through before moving onto the next pair. There are also two stretches at the end that are ideal for your muscles after a challenging ab workout.

    You don’t need any equipment in order to do this home abdominal routine, although a mat is helpful to put a little cushion between your body and the floor.

    If an exercise is too difficult (or easy), look for it on the sidebar, where you can learn how to do a more suitable version for your particular fitness level. Never sacrifice form for high reps or a difficulty outside of your own capacity.

    This 20 minute home routine for abs is great for doing after the end of a cardio session.

    Remember; a huge part of getting defined abs or a flat stomach is maintaining a healthy diet and achieving a healthy bodyweight (and healthy body fat percentage).