15 Minute Ab Workout
Let’s get right to the point…
We’re all short on time, and I know better than anyone the value of a short powerful workout that can be packed into a busy day.
And abs are the perfect candidate. Why? Keep reading to find out…
Abdominal muscles are limited in how big they can get, which means they can be exercised frequently in small bursts. They also play a key role in balance, posture, and all-around support, so they need to be exercised regularly.
So if there’s any workout that you want to squeeze in, this is it. Here’s the plan:
Perform this 15 minute ab workout 2-3 times a week. It can be done before or after other workouts, or it can be done on its own when your day is extra busy. Getting in this workout 2 or 3 times a week will help keep your abs hard and toned.
So let’s get to it…
The 15 Minute Ab Workout
Before your 15 minutes start, do at least 2 minutes of warm-up. This can include jumping jacks, sprints, or jumping rope. Check out the LCD Digital Jump Rope for a great in-home warm-up option.
For each exercise, perform only one set. This will allow you to hit your abs and core from all angles in a short period of time. Rest only 15-20 seconds between exercises.
Aim for 25 reps of each exercise, or work until exhaustion, depending on your level of fitness. This workout is great for beginners and advanced exercisers alike, and can be done at home with simple pieces of equipment.
And remember, you’ve gotta move fast! Follow this order, and you’ll really feel the burn…
- Lunge Ab Twist with Medicine Ball (view exercise)
- Ab Rollout with Stability Ball (view exercise)
- Oblique Crunches (view exercise)
- Ab Twist with Weight (view exercise)
- Ab Crunch with Toe Touch (view exercise)
- Bicycle Crunch (view exercise)
- Ab Crunch on Stability Ball (view exercise)
- Side Plank Crunch (both sides) (view exercise)
- Superman Exercise (view exercise)
Follow with 2 minutes of abdominal stretches. Some great stretches for your core include side bends and cobra stretches. Stretching alone will help keep you toned.
This is also a great time to refuel your muscles with a great protein shake like Optimum 100% Natural Whey and a glutamine supplement like Optimum Glutamine to sustain muscle repair and growth throughout your day.
15 Minute Ab Workout Conclusion
So there you have it, a killer ab workout that takes only 15 minutes! Whether you’ve got an early morning or a late night, this one can be squeezed in anytime of the day. Get the most out of your time, and give yourself the abs you’ve been looking for.
Have any questions or feedback about the 15 minute ab workout? Please leave a comment below…
Sam. …there is yog asana ..Surya namaskar…considered a full body exercise. i do 10 surya namaskar as warm up for my workout when i am at home. what do you say on that?
Doesn’t sound like it would be very effective in fat loss but good for a warm up.