Top Abs Workouts for Getting in Shape and Losing Weight

Crunches:  The rectus abdominis muscle is targeted during crunches. Start in a lying position with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor to perform a crunch.

 Exhaling, bring your hands behind your head and up off the floor to raise your shoulders. While exhaling, slowly return to the starting position.

Plank:  This core-strengthening exercise is fantastic. Beginning in a push-up position, lower yourself until only your forearms are touching the floor.

Hold this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute, making sure your body is in a straight line from your head to your heels.


Russian Twist:  The obliques are worked with the Russian twist. Russian twists are performed while seated on the floor with the knees bent and the feet flat. 

Raise your feet off the ground and lean back a little. Holding a weight or medicine ball, twist your torso to the right and then to the left.

Bicycle Crunches:  This exercise targets the rectus abdominis and obliques. Bicycle crunches are performed by lying on one's back with the hands behind the head and then raising the upper body off the ground. 

Then, switch sides and bring your left elbow to your right knee as you extend your left leg.

Mountain Climbers:  Mountain climbers are wonderful for cardio and abs. Mountain climbers are performed by getting into a push-up position and rapidly alternating between pulling each knee in toward the chest.