It’s time to get down to the core with a circuit ab workout routine to improve the most important muscle group in your body, your abs and back. Working your core helps prevent future back problems and improves back pain and posture. This muscle group is not only the connection between your upper and lower body muscles, your core muscles also protect your spine and abdominal organs from trauma. Think of a strong core as a natural back brace and a bullet proof vest! Strong abs protect you from pain because your core muscles can help to keep your organs and spine in alignment. Knock out this 20-minute circuit ab workout routine today and feel those abdominal muscles tighten up!

20-Minute Circuit Ab Workout Routine


Perform each exercise for 90 seconds. Take a one-minute break then repeat.

If you are using a heavy weight to build muscle, move at a slower pace. If you are using a lighter weight, you may go at a faster pace to build endurance.

The perfect warm up. Focus on twisting your hips to work your core.

Muscles Worked:Shoulders, triceps, biceps, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, core muscles.

You don’t have to go slow with these. 1 – 2 seconds up and 1 – 2 seconds down. Do not let your feet come off the ground.

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Curls? Yes, if you keep your back straight, you will need to stabilize your core abdominal muscles, which will work them out!

Muscles Worked: Biceps, core muscles.

Try to hold for the full seconds. Keep your back straight.

Muscles Worked:Abdominal muscles, back muscles, lower leg muscles, triceps.

Try to hold for the full 90 seconds. This is one of the best exercises for the back.

Show me your six pack next time I see you 🙂

Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings, back muscles.

Don’t forget to repeat the circuit!

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