The best way to start a weekend (besides happy hour)? With a quick ab burner, don’t ya think!? OKAY, slight sarcasm on the “best!” But really, I’m all about workin’ hard on those abs for summer WHILE enjoying some weekend indulgences! Donut cake is on the horizon for me this weekend (national donut day, anyone?!), and I’m not holding back!
Picture Credit: Elizabeth Grant Photography
This quick and effective routine is a throwback to my college swimming days. Our team would do a similar routine 4 days a week! The goal of this workout is to keep moving for the whole 7 minutes, even if you have to modify along the way.
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The best part about this routine? You can substitute or swap moves to change it up-it’s really something that’s feasible to do every day! Below is this week’s ab combo! I’m thinking of sharing a new routine every Friday 🙂
7 Minute Abs:
AMRAP (as many reps as possible) for 30 seconds per exercise.
I use the Gymboss app to set up 30 second intervals. Screenshot below!
- Minute 1:
Legs vertical crunches, shoulders off the ground (advanced: use a 10lb weight to crunch, beginner: legs at 90 or feet on the ground)
Alternating toe touches, legs vertical
- Minute 2:
Reverse crunches feet vertical (this is a controlled lift, do not use momentum)
V-ups (advanced: use a 10lb weight to crunh, beginner: legs straight on the floor and roll up)
- Minute 3:
Legs at 90 degrees crunches (beginner: feet on the ground)
Alternating elbow to knee alternating (driving crunch with shoulder, not arm)
- Minute 4:
Flutter kicks, shoulders lifted
- Minute 5:
Russian twist, feet off the ground (advanced: use weight, beginner: feet on the ground)
In-and-outs (beginner: hands on the ground, advanced: hands lifted)
- Minute 6:
Right side plank (advanced: feet stacked, raise and lower hips, beginner: both feet on the ground)
Left side plank
- Minute 7:
Plank on elbows (advanced in-and-out toe taps)
Plank on elbows (advanced: spiderman knee to elbow alternating crunch)
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If you give this workout a try (or try it with me live; time/date TBD) leave me a comment below!
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