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5 minute core and abs at home workout – no equipment needed

5 minute core and abs at home workout – no equipment needed

This quick abs workout helps strengthen your core fast. The exercise is simple but very effective and requires no equipment so can be easily incorporated into your home workout routine.

Workout summary

  • Builds core strength and defines abs
  • A no sit ups exercise routine
  • No equipment needed
  • 3 minute core tension
  • Great for male and females

Workout breakdown

This abs and core workout focuses on building muscle under tension. It’s only 3 minutes but it’s tough. But if you stick with it you can get fantastic and quick results.

  1. Lay on your back. Make sure there is no arch by sucking your tummy in and keeping all of your back against the floor.
  2. Raise your legs straight in the air. Keep your knees straight and toes pointed up towards the ceiling. Your legs should be at a right angle and there should be tension in your knees.
  3. Keep shoulders flat. Your shoulders should be relaxed and flat against the floor. Place your hands out either side.
  4. Lower both legs down and hold. Slowly lower both legs down and slowly raise them up. As you lower your legs, hold them at different stages on the way down. These can be done at a 45°, 90°, and 135° angles.
  5. Lower and raise left leg. Slowly lower your left leg all the way down and then lift it up while keeping your right leg nice and straight.
  6. Lower and raise right leg. Repeat for right leg.
  7. Repeat step 4.
  8. Figure of eight. Slowly lower and raise both legs in a figure of eight motion.
  9. Repeat step 4.
  10. Circle motion. To finish, lower and raise legs in a circle motion.

Don’t forget to stretch after the workout! A short stretching routine helps improve your recovery, flexibility, and reduces the risk of injury.

Scrap sit ups

Why does this abs workout routine not include sit ups?

Sit ups can be actually really bad for you and can cause a lot tension in your neck. They also offer limited core engagement as they primarily target the front of your core which neglects deeper core muscles that are important for stability.

Why are abs workouts important?

Abs workouts aren’t just about achieving a six-pack, although that is a nice bonus. Your abs are a part of your core, a group of muscles that stabilize your spine and pelvis. Strong core muscles improve your balance and posture and can help prevent back pain and injury.

PT sessions

My clients have seen really great results and really great abs with this core workout. If you need a more personalised exercise plan to improve your core strength, I offer personal training sessions tailored to your specific needs.

I provide in person sessions in my London private gym studio in Southwark SE1 or online personal training sessions that can be conducted from the comfort of your own home.

See all my personal trainer packages.

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