The 5-Minute No-Crunch Workout For Gorgeous Abs

Every time we tell you to engage your core in a move like a single leg deadlift, back lunges, and tuck jumps, you’re getting some serious ab love! When you bring your belly button toward your spine, you’re actively strengthening those deep ab muscles.

For today’s workout, we put together 5 moves (that aren’t crunches!) to mix into your weekly routine. Some may not seem like an “ab exercise,” but remember that with proper form, you’ll be working that midsection and sculpting your beautiful waistline!

Jump Rope
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Tones your core, legs, booty, and arms while boosting your heart rate and metabolism!
Hold the rope ends in each hand while standing with your feet a few inches apart, knees slightly bent. Swing the rope over your head and jump when it reaches your legs. Make sure to land softly on your feet.
Complete 30 reps.

Hip Dips
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Strengthens your waistline, core, and shoulders!
Begin in a plank position with your elbows directly below your shoulders. Tilt your hips down and to the left, then over to the right. Continue this movement back and forth while keeping your core engaged.
Complete 15 reps on each side, 30 reps total.

Leg Raises
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Tones your lower abs and your hip flexors!
Lay on your back with feet together and hands below your booty to protect your back. Rase your legs a few inches off the ground. Keep your lower back on the ground as you raise your legs as high as you can. Slowly lower back down.
Complete 30 reps.

Slider Mountain Climbers
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Tones your lower core and shoulders while raising your heart rate and metabolism!
Begin in a plank position with your toes on the sliders, hands directly below shoulders, and core engaged. Slide your right foot up to your chest. As you push your right foot back to start, bring your left leg up to your chest. Continue alternating legs as fast as you can while maintaining proper form.
Complete 15 reps on each side, 30 total.

Side bend — Qinematic
Sculpts your waistline!
Begin standing with your feet together and a dumbbell in each hand by your side. Tilt to the left and lower left dumbbell down your side. Then tilt to the right. Continue alternating sides.
Complete 15 reps on each side, 30 reps total.