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10 Minute Home Bodyweight Abs Crusher Workout - bodybuilding110


Ready to give the heavy iron a rest? Put your own bodyweight to work—and start forging that six-pack—with these challenging, core-strength-enhancing exercises. Get ripped abs, shredded obliques and make your core strong. This exercise targets the obliques but you will also work all of the abdominal muscles and core with just with your body weight.

1. Hollow plank

Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: It works your all abs muscles, including the deep-lying stability muscles, as well as strengthening your lower back.
How To:

  • Lie on your back with your arms and legs fully extended.
  • Contract your abs and raise your hands and feet off the floor.
  • Maintain this tension on your core for 20 seconds without letting your hands or feet touch the floor.

2. Plank side-to-side feet jump and tuck

Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: It works your upper and lower abs, as well as your obliques (side abs).
How To:

  • Start in the top of the press-up position, then jump your feet forwards so your knees come towards your hands.
  • From there kick your legs back and to one side, then bring your knees back into the middle and then out to the other side.
  • Focus on keeping each jump smooth while maintaining tension on your working muscles.

3. Bicycle crunch


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: It primarily works your obliques, but your upper and lower abs are also heavily recruited to keep your upper back and feet up off the floor.
How To:

  • Lie on your back, then crunch your torso up while lifting your feet from the floor.
  • Crunch and twist your torso so your elbow comes forwards while bringing in the opposite knee, so they meet over your body.
  • Reverse the move to the start position, then repeat with the opposite elbow and knee, making sure you keep your feet off the floor for the full 20 seconds.

4. Rolling plank


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: A tough variation on the classic plank that places more emphasis on your obliques.

How To:

  • Start in the plank, resting on your forearms with your elbows under your shoulders.
  • Roll to one side so that your hip touches the floor, then roll back to the other side so that hip touches the floor.
  • Repeat, keeping the movement slow and controlled.

5. Heel touch


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: Far harder than it looks, this move works your upper abs and obliques.
How To:

  • Lie with your upper back off the ground, knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  • Crunch and reach forwards with one straight arm to touch your ankle, then go back to the start and repeat on the other side.
  • Keep your upper back off the floor throughout.

6. Side plank crunch


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: Another move that works your obliques, while the crunch movement recruits the small stabilising muscles to keep you balanced.
How To:

  • Start in a side plank position resting on one forearm, with your elbow under your shoulder.
  • Hold your top arm straight out next to your head with your top leg raised.
  • Contract your abs to bring your elbow and knee together, then straighten both back out.
  • Swaps sides for the second set.

7. Legs-together hip thrust


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: One of the hardest and best ways to work your lower abs, which is crucial if you want to turn a four-pack into a six-pack.
How To:

  • Lie on your back with your legs together and raised off the floor, and your arms straight and on the floor.
  • Contract your abs to lift and raise your glutes and lower back off the floor.
  • Hold this position at the top, then lower back to the start and repeat.

8. Press-up kick-out


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec
Why: A challenging but rewarding move that works your chest and shoulders as well as your abs.
How To:

  • Perform a press-up then, as you return to the start position, go onto one hand to raise your torso and kick your leg through.
  • Return to the start position, do another press-up, then repeat but kick through to the other side.
  • Keep each rep smooth and controlled and make sure your abs are fully engaged topreventyourself from falling over.

9. Plank with leg raise


Time: 20sec Rest: 10sec

Why: Raising your legs alternately will force your entire core to remain activated for the full 20 seconds of work.
How To:

  • Start in the plank position, resting on your forearms with your elbows under your shoulders.
  • Brace your core, then raise one foot as high as you can, keeping your leg straight.
  • Lower it again, then raise your other leg.
  • Keep each rep smooth and controlled, and hold your foot in the top position briefly to really work the abs hard.