What do you need for an 8-minute Abs Workout?

Here’s what you need for this 8-minute abs workout that you can do right in your living room. What you’ll need: An exercise mat for extra cushioning. If you want an extra challenge, add a dumbbell to the Russian twist. Perform each exercise for 40 seconds, and then rest for 20 seconds before moving on to the next exercise.

When is the best time to do a short core workout?

These short, quick core workouts are most effective when paired with cardio or strength training, explains Jamison, when your heart rate is already elevated and your body is warmed up. So tack this on to the end of another workout, or pencil it in after a brisk walk.

What is the best way to do a core workout?

Mixing stability and movement-based exercises is the most functional way to do a core workout, because it replicates day-to-day movement, says Jamison. Your core is constantly working, whether it’s isometrically (without movement) or in dynamic motion.

How do I perform a single leg dumbbell chest press?

Sit with your knees bent out in front of you, feet flexed, and heels on the floor. Hold your hands to your chest and lean your torso back until you feel your abdominal muscles engage. For an extra challenge, add a dumbbell (as pictured).

What are the benefits of this Abs Workout?

This abs routine is designed to work the abdominal area ‘aerobically’. Performing it straight after an aerobic workout (e.g.: running, spinning, swimming or other aerobic activities) will improve the positive effect. Learn the instructions for each ab exercise of this abs workout.

How do I perform a single leg pull-up?

Place your hands behind your head, elbows bent and pointing out to the sides (as pictured), or rest your arms on the floor by the sides of your body for stability. Use your abs to curl your shoulders off the floor. This is the starting position. Engage your core and slowly curl your hips off the floor, bringing your knees toward your chest.