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7 Fat-Blasting Ab Workouts You Can Do At Home

Updated on March 11, 2015

Beach season is coming so everyone wants to have a toned mid section. However, some people don’t have time and money to visit the gym regularly. If you’re one of them, don’t fret because here are the 7 fat-blasting ab workouts you can do at home! These ab workouts are effective especially for busy people. And within only a few weeks you’ll see noticeable improvements already.

1. Crunches

Primary Target Muscle: Upper Abs

Secondary Target Muscle: Obliques

Sets and Reps: 2 to 3 sets, 20 to 25 reps each set

How to Do

  • Get on the floor and lie flat on your back
  • Bend your knees, put your feet flat on the floor and keep them hip-width apart
  • Put your hands behind your head or you can cross them over your chest
  • Curl yourself up and forward. Make sure to lift with your core, not your head.
  • Hold when you reach the peak then move back down slowly
  • Here’s a tip: always keep your eyes up and imagine that you’re holding a baseball with your chin.

2. Bicycles

Primary Target Muscle: Abs

Secondary Target Muscle: Quads, Hamstrings

Sets and Reps: 2 sets, 25 seconds each set

How to Do

  • Sit on the floor and put your hands to the sides
  • Lean back to engage your abs and balance your body
  • Lift your feet off the ground
  • Pedal them in circles like you’re riding a bicycle

3. Plank

Primary Target Muscle: Abs

Secondary Target Muscle: Lower Back

Sets and Reps: 2 to 3 sets, 30 to 60 seconds each set

How to Do

  • On the floor, get on a push up position
  • Bend your elbows 90 degrees and focus your weight on your forearms and toes
  • Hold that position and always flex your core
  • Don’t let your hips sag and make sure your body is straight at all times

4. Side Planks

Primary Target Muscle: Obliques

Secondary Target Muscle: Abs

Sets and Reps: 2 to 3 sets, 30 to 60 seconds each set

How to Do

  • Get on the floor, lie on your right side and keep your knees straight
  • Place your right elbow and forearm on the floor for support
  • Check your elbow; make sure it’s your shoulder
  • Lift your hips until your body forms a straight diagonal line
  • Tighten your abs and hold this position until the set is over
  • Switch to the other side and repeat

5. Reverse Crunches

Primary Target Muscle: Upper and Lower Abs

Secondary Target Muscle: Obliques

Sets and Reps: 2 to 3 sets, 20-25 reps each set

How to Do

  • Lie on the floor with your back flat
  • Put your hands to the sides for balance
  • In a slow and controlled motion, lift your butt off the floor and move your legs and knees towards your chest
  • Move your legs back to the starting position
  • Repeat until the prescribed number of reps is completed

6. Knee-Ins

Primary Target Muscle: Lower Abs

Secondary Target Muscle: Upper Abs and Obliques

Sets and Reps: 2 to 3 sets, 20 to 25 reps each set

How to Do

  • Sit on the floor
  • Extend your legs in front of you
  • Place your hands to the sides for balance
  • Lean back so you can engage your abs
  • Pull your knees towards your chest
  • Repeat until your set is over

7. Mason Twists

Primary Target Muscle: Abs

Secondary Target Muscle: Obliques

Sets and Reps: 2 to 3 sets, 20 to 25 reps each set

How to Do

  • To do this exercise, you must sit on the floor while your knees are slightly bent.
  • Lean back so you could engage your abs and stabilize your body.
  • Lift your feet and make sure they’re not touching the floor.
  • Clasp your hands together in front of you as if you’re making a fist.
  • Rotate your torso from side to side. And if you can, touch the floor on every rep.
  • Also, you may use weights in this exercise if you want to make it more challenging.

When to Do This Routine

It’s up to you. You can do this anytime you want. However, it’s ideal to do this in the morning before breakfast so you can jolt up your metabolism. Also, do this routine at least 3 times a week for best results. Furthermore, if you want to accelerate your weight loss, here’s a drink that can flush out unwanted fats.

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    • NScarpediem profile imageAUTHOR

      Carpe Diem 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Great! Try to live a healthy lifestyle too so you can get faster results.

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      Dong Manalo 

      3 years ago

      Nice! Ima try this tomorrow.

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