Ten 10-Minute Ab Workouts

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You don’t have to do 500 crunches a day to get the abs you want. The best ab workouts are those that workout more than one muscle at a time. Personal trainer, Eric Emig, shares 10 complete ab workouts that you can do in 10 minutes that will have you feeling the burn.

10-minute ab workouts

Abs. What dude doesn’t want them? While what you eat (and don’t eat) is huge when your goal is to get ripped, working the superficial six-pack muscles along with their deeper stabilizer cousins is an important component, too. But you don’t have to spend all day or even your whole gym session doing it. Whether you’re short on time and looking to get a quick blitz or wanting to tack on some extra core work to your longer weight training session, these routines from personal trainer Eric Emig of St. Louis’s Evolution Fitness can be cranked out in 10 minutes or less.

No-equipment workout

It’s just you and your body, lying on your back, in this three-exercise circuit, which Emig suggests is especially good for beginners. Work up to doing it three times through.

Basic Crunches

Lie on your back, knees bent at 90 degrees and feet planted. Cross your arms across chest with hands on shoulders, and crunch up, bringing elbows to thighs. Don’t let your chin touch your chest. Lower to start. Do 30 reps.

Leg Raises

Still on your back, extend your legs long, and place your hands, plan-side down and stacked, under your tailbone. Hold your head and shoulders several inches off floor and press your lower back into the floor as you raise your legs straight with heels together, as high as you can without your butt lifting up. Slowly lower your legs back down until your heels are 6 to 12 inches off the floor. Do 15 reps.

Single-Leg Hip Thrust

Lying down with your arms out 45 degreed, palms down, bend one leg and place the foot on the floor. Keeping the other leg extended and food with toes flexed toward the ceiling. Thrust your hips high up toward the ceiling, sending your straight leg up so the thigh remains parallel to the thigh of the bend leg. Lower down. Repeat for other side. Do 15 on each side.

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