10-Min home ab workout

by Monica Gisella
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It is common to neglect training our abs.

For some, it is tedious and boring.

For others frustrating, which often happens when the goal is to try to spot reduce fat (a myth).

However, purposefully and consistently working out the core section of the body has wonderful benefits for our balance, steadiness, and stability, specially when combined with planks.

This 10-min home ab workout is fun, includes innovative movements, and does not require any equipment, except for a yoga mat or a comfortable surface.

Let’s do this!

10-Min home ab workout movements

These exercises can also be integrated individually with your lower or upper body workouts!

Plank leg swings

  1. Start in a plank position.
  2. While keeping your left leg extended and your core tight, bend your right knee.
  3. Swing your right knee, contracting the abdomen and keeping your form intact.
  4. Repeat in a controlled motion and switch legs.

Plank knee touches

  1. Start in a plank position.
  2. Bring your right knee to lightly touch the mat and return to the plank position while keeping your core tight.
  3. Bring your left knee to lightly touch the mat and return to the plank position while keeping your core tight.
  4. Repeat in a controlled motion.

Alternating V ab

  1. Start in a V position on the mat, knees bent, feet on the mat, left hand touching the ground and the right hand behind your head.
  2. Now, bring your left knee toward your chest while simultaneously moving your right elbow toward the left knee.
  3. Return the elbow to the initial position while simultaneously stretching your left leg.
  4. Repeat in a controlled motion with the same leg.

Modified V ab

  1. Start in a V position with your feet off the ground, knees bent, core tight, left hand touching the mat and right arm extended diagonally.
  2. Now, bring both legs towards your chest while simultaneously moving your torso toward your knees all while moving the right arm up and down.
  3. Return to the initial position and repeat in a controlled motion.

Reverse V crunch

  1. Start in a V position with knees bent, and your feet spread apart outside the mat. Hands behind your head.
  2. Bring your knees together and toward your chest while simultaneously moving your torso and your right elbow toward the knees.
  3. Return to the initial position and repeat in a controlled motion.

Vatas do 3 sets x 10 reps each movement.

Pittas do 4 sets x 10 reps each movement.

Kaphas do 5 sets x 12 reps each movement.

To learn more about how to move for your body type, check these fitness guides:

Vata Dosha Workout Tips

Pitta Dosha Workout Tips

Kapha Dosha Workout Tips

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