An ab circuit workout to target the upper abs, lower abs, side abs (obliques) and deep core muscles. No equipment needed for this intense ab workout at home!
If you’ve mastered our 5-Minute Beginner Ab Workout, this intense ab circuit workout is for you!
These five advanced ab exercises are designed to strengthen your core from every angle. Four of these core exercises involve some sort of plank variation, because planks are a really effective ab exercise to activate your entire core.
Add these five advanced ab exercises onto any strength training workout. I suggest doing this intense core workout 1-3 times a week.
A strong core is important for so many reasons. According to Mayo Clinic, a strong core is tied to improved balance and stability, improved posture, reduced risk of lower back pain, and reduced risk of injuries (especially from activities that involve core rotation).
The plank is one of the best ab exercises you can do at home. It works ALL of the core muscles that run from the pelvis along the spine and up to the shoulder girdle, including: upper rectus abdominis (the upper abs), lower rectus abdominis (the lower abs), internal obliques and external obliques (side abs, along the sides of your body), transverse abdominis (your deepest core muscles). Planks are essential to building a strong core!
This is an intense ab workout that I’d recommend for those who are more advanced. If you’re a beginner, try this 5-Minute Beginner Ab Workout. I would not recommend this advanced ab workout for pregnancy or postpartum. If you’re pregnant, try these 8 Pregnancy Core Exercises. If you’re working on rebuilding core strength postpartum, try and of these Diastasis Recti-Friendly Workouts.
I recommend completing ab and core workouts 1-3 times per week for the best results. For a more structured workout program, try following one of my free home workout plans.
Improve core strength at home with these intense ab exercises.
I suggest adding this 5-minute ab circuit workout to your fitness routine 1-3 times a week to strengthen your core muscles.
No equipment needed for this bodyweight-only, ab workout.
Follow along with the guided Ab Circuit Workout on YouTube, led by certified personal trainer, Lindsey Bomgren.
Your Workout Looks Like This:
Targets: Upper abs, lower abs, obliques, transverse abdomen (deep core muscles below your rectus abdomen or six pack ab muscles), hips and outer glutes.
Trainer Tip: This is one of my favorite ab exercises for runners to strengthen the core, hips and glutes!
Targets: Internal and external oblique muscles (the muscles that run along the side of your core) and transverse abdominus.
Targets: Upper abs, lower abs, obliques, transverse abs, shoulders and back.
Targets: The entire core from head to toe including — deep transverse abs, upper abs, lower abs, side abs, shoulders, back, glutes and quads.
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Hi Lindsey! I’ve been loving your workout videos for a few years now. This past year I stopped other programs and gym memberships because your workout plans were exactly what I needed and kept me in great shape my whole pregnancy. Your Boobie bites recipe is a favorite amongst my mom friends!
I’m wondering, do you take both a prenatal vitamin and ZMA supplement? I know you recommend the NOW vitamins but was worried about getting too much zinc.
Thanks so much and many blessings!
Hi Christie! I’m so glad you are loving the workouts and workout plans!! And oh the boobie balls; the greatest new mama gift ever! And yes, I take the prenatal in the morning and then I take the ZMA before bed to help with muscle recovery! I hope that helps! Keep up the good work! -Lindsey