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Posted: 03/07/2017

A strong core means more than just rock-hard abs. There are a number of benefits to having a strong core, including improved posture, better balance and a reduced likelihood of experiencing lower-back pain and other related injuries. 

If you’re sick of sit-ups but looking for an abs workout that’ll strengthen your midsection, leave you sore to the core and help you work towards smashing your weight loss goals, why not put this super circuit to the test? 

All you need is an exercise mat, so you can do this abs workout virtually anywhere for a quick attack on your tummy.


 Leg lowers x 20 Reps

They might seem easy at first, but this is one of those core exercises that'll have your abs burning in no time. Lay flat and straight on your back and slowly raise and lower your legs within a range that is comfortable for you. Make sure your hands and lower back are always on the floor. Keep these slow and controlled to focus on your lower abdominal muscles.

Crunches with your feet elevated x 30 reps

Stay in the same position on your back but raise your legs to a 90 degree angle to your hips, with your knees bent and ankles crossed. Do your crunches and feel the burn in your upper abdominals!  Remember to breathe out as out curl up.

Side plank for as long as you can on both your left and right side

Lay on your side keeping your body straight and aligned. Put your elbow under your shoulder and use it for support as you raise your hips off the ground and hold. This might be a static hold but you will definitely feel it. Keep your chest open and keep a straight line from your head down to your toes. This is the final exercise in this core crunching abs workout so give it all you've got - you've got this!

Repeat this quick ab workout three times and I promise, you’ll know where your abs are tomorrow.

This abs workout was taken from Sam's adventure with Lifestyle You

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