Bodyweight Workout: Abs ASAP

Spare five minutes for a quick yet intense workout that will carve up your six-pack.

Abs
Duration 5 min
Exercises 3
Equipment X

What It Is

An ab-blasting routine designed by Andy McDermott, a fitness coach, former pro soccer player and actor living in L.A. It will take only around five minutes to complete, but it will be a fairly painful five minutes for your midsection. “This has been a favorite of my clients for many years,” says McDermott. “It’s crushing.”

Why It Works

It’s high reps with little rest and works the abdominal wall from top to bottom. Standard crunches will hit up high; toe touches will, too, while also engaging down low; and reverse crunches, the finisher, will zero in on the stubborn lower abs. “Difficulty can be modified by number of reps and tempo,” McDermott says.

Toe Touches:

Lie on your back with your legs straight up toward the ceiling. Use your abdominals to reach your hands up toward your toes.

The Workout

Complete three rounds of the 3 exercises below; rest only as needed.

Beginner: 10 reps per exercise for all rounds

Intermediate: 30 reps per exercise in Round 1; 20 in Round 2; 10 in Round 3

Advanced: 30 reps per exercise for all three rounds

The Workout

Exercise 1

Crunch You'll need: No Equipment How to
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3 sets
-- reps
-- rest

Exercise 2

Toe Touches
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3 sets
-- reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Reverse Crunch You'll need: No Equipment How to
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3 sets
-- reps
-- rest
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