Abs and Core Exercises

10 Abs Workouts in 10 Days - Day 4

Day 4

On Day 2, you’ll vary the emphasis once again but with three different and challenging moves. The side leg raise takes your oblique training up several notches because of the added resistance from your legs and the requisite body control. The knees-up crunch pre-engages your lower abs, while the hand placement precludes you from pulling on your head when fatigued, which is one of the main problems with traditional crunches. You’ll finish this mini-circuit with reverse crunches to zero in on your lower abs. - See more at: http://editorial.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/abs-and-core-exercises/10...

Today, the ante is upped with work for time. You’ll work through each of the listed exercises for 30 seconds at a time. The traditional sit-up, when done correctly, can hit your rectus abdominis hard from top to bottom. Turning yourself over for the mountain climber allows for dynamic abdominal engagement – like a plank that’s had eight cups of coffee – providing work for your entire abdominal complex, as well as your deep-lying transverse abdominis. The mountain climber also comes with a high calorie demand, helping you create that deficit required for fat-burning. You’ll finish with the windshield wiper to hit your obliques and lower abs.

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Exercise
Sets Time
Situp 4 30-seconds
Mountain Climber 4 30-seconds
Windshield Wiper or Leg Swipe 4 30-seconds

--Perform each move, in the order listed, for 30 seconds straight. Do not rest between exercises. Run through the entire workout four times total.

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