Workout Routines

The 10-minute TRX workout to cook your abs

Work your chest, back, abs—and even get in some cardio—with this low-impact, quick-hitting routine.

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The 10-Minute TRX Workout to Cook Your Abs
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Duration 10
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Although only one exercise in this TRX push-pull core circuit directly targets the abs, the other two force your body, including your core, to work harder to remain balanced.

“The workout is simple, but it gets all your muscles activated quickly,” explains routine creator Andy McDermott, a personal trainer in Los Angeles. “The burn sneaks up on you.”

How it works

The circuit begins with a classic push-pull superset that taxes the chest, back, biceps, and triceps. Core strength and stabilization are trained with the knee-ins. And a treadmill run—or a stair run, if you loathe the treadmill—ensures that your heart rate will stay elevated.

Directions

Hang a TRX or other suspension trainer from a secure anchor point overhead. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Once you start the timer, move through all four exercises for the prescribed number of reps or time, resting as little as possible, until the clock runs out.

The TRX workout to cook your abs Do as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes

Exercise 1.

Supine TRX Row You'll need: TRX How to
Exercise: How to Do a Supine TRX Row thumbnail
-- sets
10-20 reps
As little as possible rest

Exercise 2.

TRX Chest Press You'll need: TRX How to
Exercise: How to Do a TRX Chest Press thumbnail
-- sets
10-20 reps
As little as possible rest

Exercise 3.

TRX Knee-in You'll need: TRX How to
Exercise: How to Do a TRX Knee-In  thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
As little as possible rest

Exercise 4.

Run How to
Run thumbnail
-- sets
30 sec. reps
As little as possible rest
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