A 10-Minute Ab Workout That Can Help You Get a 6-Pack Without Having to Go to the Gym

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When we finally get a 6-pack, we should enjoy it and not worry about it looking uneven, as ab muscles come in many shapes and sizes. But to know what ours look like, they have to be revealed through a lot of hard work, consistency, and the right exercises to help us achieve this goal.

Bright Side would like to show you a quick 10-minute workout that will most definitely put you through it, but it will be worth it! And as a bonus at the end of the article, you can find some extra info to help you in this endeavor.

1. Bicycle crunch leg drops

Start off by getting into a bicycle crunch position, but instead of moving your body, take your extended leg up and down for 50 seconds. The primary muscles worked in the bicycle crunch are your abs, hips, and obliques. And putting your leg up will help you work your lower abs as well.

After you’re done, take a 10-second break before moving on to exercise number 2.

2. Plank

Love it or hate it, the plank is one of the best ab exercises out there. If you want to take it a step further, you could try tucking in your legs in an alternating manner. This exercise works your abs, lower abs — and as an added bonus — the back, hips, legs, shoulders, and chest.

Do this for 50 seconds and then rest for 10.

3. V-ups

Start by lying on your back, on the ground, and pull your legs and upper torso up while doing your best to touch your toes with your fingers. The V-ups work your abs and your internal and external obliques.

Repeat this for 50 seconds and then take a 10-second break.

4. Leg raises

Leg raises are another great exercise for a stronger core. They work your abs and obliques. Start by lying down flat on the ground and raise your legs up to almost 90 degrees.

Do this for 50 seconds and then rest for 10.

5. Reverse plank with leg raises

The reverse plank with added leg raises will work your abs and obliques. Start in a reverse plank position and lift your legs in an alternating manner.

Do this for 50 seconds and rest for 10.

6. Side oblique crunches

Side oblique crunches are a great way to train your obliques. The more challenging version of the exercise starts in a side plank position. From there, put your hand behind your head and crunch your body sideways. When you push your head down, your torso goes up, and when you pull your head back up, your torso goes down.

Do this for 50 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds.

7. Single leg drops

Single leg drops are another great way to work your abs, and as an added bonus, they also work your hips and quads. Lie flat on the ground, put your legs up in the air — as if you’re doing regular leg raises — and start dropping them back down in an alternating manner.

Do this for 50 seconds and rest for 10 seconds.

8. Circle crunches

Circle crunches are one of our favorite ab exercises as it works your abs, lower abs, and your obliques. To do it, start off like any regular crunch, but instead of going back down once you’ve twisted your body to one side, immediately twist to the other and only then go back down to the ground.

Do this for 50 seconds and then rest for 10.

9. Bicycle crunches

Bicycle crunches work your abs, obliques, and hips. To do this, your torso will be doing a regular crunch, but your legs must be kept in the air and they have to be doing motions that resemble pedaling.

Do this for 50 seconds and rest for 10 again.

10. Mini scissors

The mini scissor kicks work your abs as well as your glutes. To do it, lie flat on your back and pull your legs up, then start crisscrossing them over one another. The more you lower your legs, the more challenging it will be. If you want to take it a step further, make sure not to use your hands to support your torso.

Do this for 50 seconds and then rest.

Bonus: Abs are made in the gym as well as the kitchen.

The key to getting a 6-pack is, of course, working out. Training your ab muscles 2 to 3 times a week will be of great help to you, but you can’t forget about your diet. What you eat matters and if you’re eating healthily and properly, that will help you reach your goals much faster. And here are some of the best foods to eat for defined abs:

  • Whole grains
  • Fruits and veggies
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fatty fish
  • Legumes

Will you give this workout a shot? Also, what are your favorite ab exercises? Please share them with the rest of our community who’s willing to give these a try.


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Those exercises are nice, but only as an addition to other exercises!


I do reserve plants a lot. It looks easy but I it's actually pretty tough. :D


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