Powerful 5-Minutes Core Workout At Home: Bodyweight Ab Exercises

All FitGAG readers are welcome! We will be doing a 5-minute core workout today to strengthen and stabilize our midsections and develop defined abs.

This workout can be used as a one-set finisher or multiple times to complete a core workout that takes 5 minutes. We can all do this together, FitGAG readers!

Total Length: 5 Minutes

Intensity: High

Equipment: No equipment required

Experience Level

Beginner

Perform this exercise three times. After each workout, take a break for three minutes and then return to the beginning.

Intermediate

Perform this workout four times. After each workout, take 2 minutes to rest and then return to the routine.

Advanced

Perform this workout four times. After each workout, take a minute to rest and then return to the routine.

5-Minutes Core Workout At Home

Find a place in an open area that is comfortable to start. Each of the exercises below should be completed in 60 seconds. Then, you can move on to the next one without stopping. Take a break if you feel the need.

Try to increase the number of reps or take fewer breaks each time you complete this circuit.

#1 Plank

Setup

  • Lay your forearms flat on the ground with your elbows below your shoulders. Either place your hands flat on the ground or clasp them together.
  • Place your toes on the ground and lift your body up off the floor.

Instruction

  1. Hold this position for 60 seconds, keeping your back straight.

#2 6-Inch Hold

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your hands at your sides.

Instruction

  1. Engage your abs, lift your legs six inches above the ground, and then hold this position. Keep your lower back in contact at all times with the ground.

#3 Head-Up Hold

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your hands at your sides.

Instruction

  1. Use your abs to raise your shoulder blades off of the ground. For sixty seconds, you should hold this position.
  2. Take note If your neck is tired, you can place your hands behind it to increase stability.

#4 Side Plank

Setup

  • With your legs out, place one foot on top of another with your body on its side. Your forearm should touch your shoulder.
  • Contract your obliques and raise your hips off the ground by contracting your obliques.

Instruction

  1. To ensure your body is straight, keep squeezing your core. This position should be held for 30 seconds. Then switch sides!

#5 C-Sit Hold

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your hands at your sides.
  • Next, contract your abs and lift your legs off the ground.

Instruction

  1. For sixty seconds, keep your abs tight and balance in this position!

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