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Fun 10 Minute Abs and Obliques Workout — Quick Abs Workout for a Toned Stomach

10 Min • Core
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    • Training Type Low Impact, Toning
    • Equipment Mat, No Equipment


    Grab some comfortable clothes, turn on some music that motivates you, and tackle this quick, but effective, 10 minute abs and obliques workout.

    This one is fun because the intervals are short enough that they don't leave you completely exhausted or burnt out.

    Another thing that makes this routine a little easier and a bit more beginner-intermediate friendly is that we move quickly through a wide range of exercises, meaning that no one muscle group gets used in the same way over and over again. Instead, we cruise right on through a bunch of different abs exercises that target and tone the front of the stomach, the sides (or obliques), and the lower back.

    Workout Structure
    35 Seconds On, 10 Off
    No Equipment
    Warm up & cool down not included (both are recommended)

    Printable Abs Workout
    Toe Touch Crunch
    Bicycle Crunch
    D Dog Split + Knee
    Other Side
    Russian Twist
    Push Up + Rotation
    Side Plank Dips
    Other Side
    Back Bow Pulls
    Pilates Toe Taps

    How should I use this routine?
    Since it's very short, this routine is best and most effective when tacked onto the end of one of our longer HIIT, cardio, or strength training routines.

    Can I work my abs everyday?
    Just like any other muscle, the abs need time to heal after they have been worked strenuously. If you are sore the day after you finish an abs workout, give those muscles a little time to heal before you work them again (typically 24-48 hours should do the trick, but listen to your body for more specific guidance).

    Will this help me get abs and/or a flat stomach?
    If you notice the calorie burn for this routine, you'll see that routines that focus solely on the abdominals don't tend to be huge calorie burners - compared to one of our high intensity interval training (HIIT) or cardio routines especially. Considering the fact that you can't spot reduce fat from anywhere on the body, the straightforward answer is that, yes, this routine will help, but it can't be the only part of your workout session if you want to see real results. The best way to get a lean stomach is with total body strength training, cardio, and a healthy diet. Combine our HIIT, strength training, boot camps, and cardio workout videos for fat loss, with this abs workout to take care of toning and strengthening those core muscles. Adapt those healthy habits and stick to them; consistency is key.