Top 10 Workouts For Abs

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The Top Ten
1 Leg Raise

I don't know about you guys, but this is by far the most fun exercise for me. It's also great because you can do it anywhere. Whether you're hanging from a bar at the gym or lying on the floor in you're room, it's very easy to motivate yourself to do these. The other great thing about this is that it works your entire stomach. Just remember to keep your back straight, and your legs parallel to each other. If you're a beginner, attempt at doing 10-15 reps at a time. Once you get really good at it, try doing 20-30.

2 Plank

This exercise is very good for lower abs, which is great since the majority of your belly fat takes place in the lower stomach, even if you're very slim. Tips: get low, keep your entire body as straight as possible, and DON'T STICK YOUR BUTT OUT. 30 seconds is a good amount of time to hold a plank for, but if you want to challenge yourself, try doing a minute.

3 Russian Twists

This workout is mainly beneficial to the obliques, but it's also very effective for abs. Now, it's difficult to keep the correct form for Russian Twists. Just make sure you're moving your torso more than anything else, go slow and steady, and try to keep your legs as still as possible. If you're a beginner, a try to do 20-30 at a time. If you're really good at them, do 50-75.

4 Sit-ups

It's basic, but very effective. It takes a little while before you start to feel the burn, but once you feel the burn, it's important to motivate yourself to keep going if you want to get the best out of this exercise. If you're a beginner, I suggest you try doing 30-50 at a time. If you're in great shape, aim for 150-200.

Surprised that push-ups aren’t on here, but nice list! 👍🏼

5 Bicycle Crunches
6 Flutter Kicks

This workout is great for the core! You just want to make sure the only part of your body touching the floor is your butt. And you want to keep a steady tempo when you move your legs. If you're a beginner, try doing this exercise for 15-20 seconds. If you're really good at it, aim for 30 seconds.

7 Heel Taps

Get in a sit-up pose, but instead of coming up, keep your arms straight and tap your heels with your finger tips. For beginners, do 10 taps on each side. If you're more advanced, try 20 taps on each side.

8 V-Up

Now this is a bit more complicated because it's hard to keep your body straight. You want to start off by lying down on your back. This exercise is kind of like a leg raise, but instead of just raising your legs up, you're gonna bring your back off of the ground at the same time, forming a V shape with your body. For beginners, try doing 10 reps at a time. And if you want to challenge yourself, do 20 at a time.

9 Side Plank

A plank is great for lower abs, while a side plank is great for the obliques. You don't just want to do one side though, because that will only work one side of your obliques. So do two sides, 30 seconds or a minute on each side.

10 Dead Bug

Lay down on your back. Bring one leg up and bend your knee. At the same time, you're gonna raise one arm up, with the other arm behind your head. Then do the same on the other side. For beginners, try doing 10 reps. If you've mastered it, 20 is a good amount.