30 Minute At-Home Workout Routine

At-Home Abs Workout 

This 30-minute ab workout will fire up your core, so find a bench or chair and give it a go!

Set a timer and do each circuit for five minutes, with one minute of rest between circuits. Complete the circuits twice each for a 30-minute workout!

As with all my workouts, make sure to warm up first with five minutes of walking or skipping, or you can create your own warm up routine.

For beginners to my BBG workouts, pay extra attention to your technique over pace. For the more advanced BBG ladies, increase the intensity and get into a rhythm with each movement to feel your core burn!

If you don’t have a bench, you can substitute this for a chair instead, but make sure it’s stable and won’t move during your workout. 

What muscles does this workout target?

Now, let’s get technical… when you think about getting abs, most people think of the “rectus abdominis” which forms the six-pack. You target this muscle with exercises like sit-ups and toe-taps. While this muscle assists with moving the body between the ribcage and pelvis, it’s just one of four major muscles that provide core strength. 

The transverse abdominis is the deepest core muscle and stabilises your body. You can target this muscle with exercises such as planks and ab roll outs. 

The external oblique muscles run down each side of the rectus abdominis and allows your trunk to rotate. The internal oblique muscles support the abdominal wall, provide stability to the spine and aid with trunk rotation. Russian twists are an example of an exercise that targets these two muscle groups.  

A solid ab workout routine will target all four groups of abdominal muscles — so you can see why you need a range of stomach exercises to build your core strength!

Your core is what helps you to balance and provides overall stability for your body. Increasing your core strength can help to prevent injury when doing other exercises — a strong core provides a stable base and aids proper movement patterns so that other muscles won’t overcompensate! 

Strengthening your core can also help reduce lower back pain and improve posture. 

It takes more than crunches for a complete ab workout!

This complete core workout activates all four groups of muscles in your abs that we have just spoken about. It only takes 30 minutes, so try fitting it into your week! 

Have you tried this workout? Tell me how it went in the comments below!

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