If you’re struggling to fit in a full workout on busy days, try these 10 minute ab exercises. No supplies are needed, unless you have a yoga mat handy. Just find a comfortable spot on the floor and work through two rounds of these 5 exercises. Complete your day with an evening walk to get the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. Now onto this quick ab workout!
10 Minute Ab Exercises
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A strong core is important for a quality workout. Whether you’re a fitness newbie, or more advanced, it’s important to focus on your core while eating a well-balanced diet. Here’s 5 easy ab exercises you can do anywhere. Have your phone or a stopwatch handy to help with keeping time.
Bicycle Kicks – Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and knees bent. Bring one knee at a time to meet the opposite elbow, then switch sides. Repeat for 30 seconds. Make sure your core is engaged and your back remains straight as you lift through each rep.
Russian Twists – Sit on the ground with your legs bent slightly, lean back with your hands together in front of your chest. Rotate your shoulders to one side, pause then return to center and rotate to the opposite side. Repeat for 15 more reps on each side.
Forearm Plank – Start on your knees and forearms, then step your feet back as you tighten your abs and glutes, creating a straight line. Hold this position for 45 seconds. Make sure your hips are in line with the rest of your body as your glutes have a tendency to rise in this position.
Mountain Climbers – Let’s kick this core workout up a notch with some cardio. In a plank position with your hands under your shoulders, pull one knee up towards the front of your body, while engaging your core. Push your knee back towards the other foot and repeat the action with your other knee. Continue alternating the movement with both knees for 30 seconds.
Flutter Kicks – Lie on your back and place your hands in a diamond shape under your glutes. Begin by lifting one leg 5-6 inches off the ground, then lower to 1 inch off the ground while repeating with the other leg. Continue alternating this motion for 45 seconds. If you want to push yourself, lift your legs on 3-4 inches off the ground for a better workout.
Take a 30 second break before repeating the 5 ab exercises for a second round. And that’s it – you’ve mastered these 10 minute ab exercises!
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Julie Wood says
I need to do ab exercises! They really do help in toning the tummy and only 10 minutes a day. This is great.
Amy Orvin says
These are great exercises I would love to incorporate into my day. I really like the mountain climbers one.
Lauryn R says
This is a great quick exercise routine, love it!! I always try to do some workouts throughout my day (quick, 10-15min workouts) just to keep me going and make me feel amazing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
That’s great Lauryn! I think you’ll like this quick exercise routine. 🙂
These are the exercises I do for abs, and they really do work. The hard part is taking oneself into doing them every day! lol
That’s why I made it a 10 minute routine, so it’s easier to talk yourself into doing them. 🙂 I usually do them prior to my morning shower.
Nidhi Chauhan says
Looks easy and effective. will do these exercises every morning. Thanks for sharing.
That’s great Nidhi!
Michelle Coles says
I should start this. I think I can handle 10 minutes a day!
Richard Hicks says
Need to keep this in mind. I0 min a day is not too intrusive
Sherry Bult says
Thanks for the encouragement, I can do 10 minutes a day! And I love those BARS! The Peanut butter and Chocolate is my favorite!