Quick 6 minute abs workout for good shape

Today we want to share a list of exercises with you to workout your abs. You might have heard of them and even done them. They are proven to be effective and personal trainers in the gym often recommend them as universal exercises, which usually fit everyone.

Another benefit of this set of exercises is that doing them does not require any special sports equipment.

You can grab a mat and do this training in your backyard, if you have no time to visit the gym.

We recommend you skip or run for several minutes to prepare your body for an intensive workout. Let’s try it out! We are looking forward to hearing about your results!

#1. Alternating Reach & Kickbacks

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– Position yourself on all fours with knees underneath the hips and wrists under the shoulders.

– Engage your abs and keep your spine neutral, pulling the shoulder blades towards the hips.

– Lengthen the left leg until it is straight out and in line with your hips while simultaneously raising and straightening your right arm until it is parallel to the floor. Keep your head and shoulders aligned at all times.

– Gently lower your arm and leg back to the starting position and alternate with the other arm and leg.

#2. Shadow Boxing

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– Stand tall with a tight core. Keep your gaze straight ahead. Bring your hands up to shoulder level. Make a tight fist with the thumb on the outside of your hand. Do not wrap your fingers around your thumb.

– Begin in a left lead stance. Your left foot should be in front. Your right foot should be behind. Throw a left lead jab by extending your left hand straight out in front of you and immediately retracting.

– Follow up the left jab with a right cross. Twist your foot and drive your right hip forward as you throw a straight punch with your back right hand. Alternate these two punches. Switch sides when finished with the prescribed repetitions.

#3. Lunge Twists

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– Stand upright with a tight core and flat back. Extend arms to chest level in front of you while holding the weight.

– Step forward with one leg. Front thigh should be parallel with the floor. Drop the back knee.

– Rotate the torso towards the leg that stepped out while keeping arms extended. Push back up to the starting position.

#4. Bridges

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– Lie on an exercise mat with your knees bent so that your feet are flat on the floor. Keep your back straight.

– Place your hands out to your sides palms flat for stability.

– Raise your glutes off the floor by extending your hips upward while pushing down through you heels.

– Continue until your back, hips and thighs are in a straight line. Hold for a count of one. Return to the start position by lowering your hips back to the floor.

#5. Lying Leg Raises / Lifts

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– Lie on your back on a mat with hands under your lower buttocks on either side to support your pelvis.

– Legs straight out in front of you, ankles together and feet slightly off the floor.

– Keep your knees straight and raise your legs by flexing the hips until they are completely flexed.

– Return to starting position.

#6. Cross-body Crunches

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– Lie flat on an exercise mat on the floor keeping your lower back straight with no arching of your spine and with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

– Place your hands lightly on the sides of your head. Curl your torso upwards so your shoulders are slightly raised off the floor..

– Raise your knees until your thighs are at a right angle to the floor and your calves are parallel to the floor. This is the start position. Slowly move your legs in a pedaling action as if you are riding a bicycle.

– As you do so, exhale and bring your opposing elbow close to each knee by crunching to one side. Left elbow to right knee. Right elbow to left knee. After each crunch, return to the start position inhaling as you do so.

– Without pausing, repeat the movement to the other side. Repeat without pausing for the desired number of repetitions to each side.