Workout Routines

The 5-minute abs workout for a shredded midsection

Your go-to circuit for six-pack abs in no time.

Medicine Ball Slam
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Peathegee Inc / Getty
Duration 5
Exercises 5
Equipment Yes

A five-minute abs workout that actually delivers on results probably sounds a bit hard to believe. But the truth is, it's not.

Building muscle, losing weight, and getting in shape is a game of consistency and focus—and cutting up your abs is no different. If you're eating all the right things and you're hitting the gym on a regular basis, you'll get the results you want. Some say long-duration cardio, some claim intervals, while others tout compound exercises are the trick, and then you've got the man who swears it's all diet. It's a combination of everything, and it comes down to consistency.

For all the men out there who work out three to five days per week, get their eight hours of sleep, watch their carbohydrate intake, have protein in every meal, eat their veggies, drink enough water, and hold a positive outlook on their progress, here's the routine for you.

Instructions

Wrap up your regular workout for the day, whether it be chest and triceps, back and biceps, or 20 minutes of intervals. Set a timer for five minutes, and complete as many rounds as possible of the following exercises.

The quick-hit abs workout for a shredded midsection 5-minute AMRAP

Exercise 1

Hanging Leg Raise You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Flutter Kick You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Horizontal Cable Woodchop You'll need: Cable Machine How to
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-- sets
10 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Hanging Knee Raise You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 5.

Ball Slam You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
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