Workout Routines

Today's Workout 31: The ab-burning circuit for a stronger core

Lean out your midsection and reveal a six-pack with this gut-busting routine.

Man Does Leg Raise During Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

You may not realize it, but there's a set of abs hiding under that layer of extra poundage around your midsection. All you need to reveal them is some serious determination, along with this ab-forging workout.

Back-to-back leg raises and cross-body mountain climbers will work to melt away stubborn fat all over (including your belly), while medicine ball diagonal chops and planks will build core power. Incorporate this routine into your weekly regimen—along with a good fat-burning meal plan—and you'll be seeing real muscle definition in no time.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout 31 The ab-burning circuit for a stronger core (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Leg Raise You'll need: Bench How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Medicine Ball Woodchop You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Plank You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
30 sec. reps
30 sec. rest
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