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6 Killer Abs Workout You Can Do At Home Athelio

Almost every gym/fitness enthusiast I meet has a desire to build well sculpted 6-pack abs on their check-list. It has been a well known truth that what we call “killer abs” are a result of well balanced diet and correct set of abs workout. Not to mention amount of time and effort required varies from person to person depending on their body type, metabolism rate and fat percentage.

6 Killer Abs Workout You Can Do At Home

So, we have compiled a list of 6 essential workouts that can help to achieve those desired 6 pack killer abs:

1. Scissor Crunch

Scissor crunch is primarily a lower abdominal exercise targeting your lower abs muscles. There are 2 variations of this exercise. We’ll guide you through:

  • Lie on the mat with your arms on the floor/mat, palms facing upwards.
  • Keeping your head either on the ground or raised up, lift up your legs perpendicular in the air.
  • Move your legs in scissor motion in a criss-cross manner.
  • While continuing this motion lower down your legs to 45 degrees and again bring them back to 90 degrees.
  • Continue this for 30 seconds

Courtesy: Kim Ingleby

2. Mountain Climber

This is one of the most effective workouts for your upper body as well as your lower abdominal. Here’s how to perform mountain climber:

  • Steady the upper body on your palms and legs on the feet
  • Keeping glutes and abdomen tight, bring in one knee towards the stomach
  • Taking it back, bring in the other knee
  • Continue the alternate movements for about 30 seconds

Courtesy: Kodjo Hounnake

3. The Dolphin Plank Pose

This is a great movement inspired by a yoga pose called Makara¬†Adho Mukha Svanasana. It can do wonders for your core, arms and legs. Dolphin plank pose is know to relieve stress and mild depression as well. Here’s how to perform this:

  • Lie on your elbows in plank position, thighs mid-air with support from the feet
  • Lift up the upper back and buttock forming an inverted V, while supporting the body on the elbow
  • Go back to plank and repeat
  • Continue this for 30 seconds

Courtesy: Yoga Tree

4. Tick-Tock Lift

This is a variation of straight leg pendulum exercise. This variation helps to strengthen both your core and obliques.

  • Lie on your back and bring both the legs up to 90 degrees
  • Move both legs from one side to another in the pendulum fashion
  • After 2 sides are done, lift up your buttocks while the legs are straight in the air
  • Bring it down and do 1 more whole pendulum round to repeat buttock lift
  • Continue for 30 seconds

5. Peek-a-Boo

  • Lie on the mat with your arms behind the neck
  • Lift up the legs in the air till they are perpendicular to the body
  • Spread both legs out mid-air and bring them back in
  • Take care to keep the shoulders off the ground while in this workout
  • Continue for 30 seconds

Courtesy: Andriy Sharapa

6. Plank With T Rotation

This exercise works on your glutes and core at the same time. Here’s how to do it:

  • Take the position of high plank with your feet hip-distance apart.
  • Rotate your body to a side-plank position and extend your arm to the ceiling.
  • Make sure your hips are not sinking to the ground.
  • Come back to the high plank position and repeat movement for the other side.
  • Continue this for 30-45 secs.

courtesy: Darebee

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