Workout Routines

The 15-minute HIIT workout to target abs

This quick workout combines high-intensity cardio with exercises that work your core from every angle.

The better abs workout routine
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Duration 15
Exercises 15
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You can’t get a six-pack quickly, but you can work your way toward one with fairly short workouts—if you put in the effort. That’s where high-intensity interval training can come into play. By alternating intense isometric work (in the form of planks), targeted bending and twisting actions, and high-energy core cardio (mountain climbers), you’ll tax the core muscles in every way.

“Each move complements each other to target your entire core, which will help sculpt your six-pack,” says workout creator Derek DeGrazio, trainer and managing partner of Barry’s Bootcamp South Florida.

Even though you’re going for time with these bodyweight moves, you still want to focus heavily on your form, making every rep count. Enjoy those rest periods—your abs will scream for a break as the workout goes on.

Directions

Complete the 15 exercises below in order, taking a 30-second rest every two exercises.

For more HIIT workouts

Check out seven high-octane HIIT workouts that burn 500 caloriesthe beginner's guide to interval training, and 10 workouts that burn calories faster than traditional cardio.

Today's Workout The 15-minute HIIT workout to target abs

Exercise 1.

Plank You'll need: No Equipment How to
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1 sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Side Plank You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 5.

Side Plank You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 6.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 7.

Leg Raise You'll need: Bench How to
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1 sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 8.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 9.

Reverse Crunch You'll need: Resistance Band How to
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1 sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 10.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 11.

Snow Angel-to-Jackknife You'll need: No Equipment How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 12.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 13.

Bicycle Crunch You'll need: No Equipment How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 14.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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1 sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 15.

Plank You'll need: No Equipment How to
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1 sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest
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