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THE SIX-PACK: 6 Awesome Ab Workouts

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I know how easy it is to get bored of workouts, but there really is life outside of traditional crunches and sit-ups. It just takes a little imagination, knowledge or guidance from a pro like my hubby Steve. Over the last year Steve has come up with some great workouts – and ab workouts are always a fav! I mean, who doesn’t want great abs?!

Here are some of my favorite ab exercises that Steve put together for various brands and workout programs – and as you can tell in his pic, they work! Not only will they give you a great workout too, but you’ll learn some new moves to broaden your exercise library.

Give them a try and let us know which one you like the most!

#1 Four-Minute Abs

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20 Rock Climbers
20 Figure 8 Ball Pass
20 Reverse Crunch
20 Ball Crunch
4 ROUNDS

#2 Core & Cardio Workout

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saCm77OLnGE]

Thrusters
Left Handed 2-Point Stance
Right Handed 2-Point Stance
Left Elbow Plank with Pulses
Right Elbow Plank with Pulses

#3 Abs & Core Circuit with Balance Ball

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25 Rotational Crunches
25 Dynamic Plank
25 Take It or Leave It
25 Oblique Side Bend

#4 Design Your Abs Workout

[youtube=http://youtu.be/kB75n_4RKtA]

25 Sit Ups
25 Roll Ups or Toes to Bar
25 Oblique Sit Ups (25 on each side – 50 total)

Repeat 3 Times.

#5 Core & Glutes

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Plank (10 seconds)
Upward Facing Dog (10 seconds)
10 Rounds

Sunbird Leg 3-Position Leg Lifts
10 circles per position (back, 45 degree, 90 degree)
3 Rounds

Plank + Knee to Opposite Elbow (a sit-through)
10 times on each side

REPEAT ENTIRE CIRCUIT

#6 BCx Core

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvFsiU9MAI]

25 Sit-ups
25 Crunches
25 Obliques (Left)
25 Obliques (Right)
25 Bicycles

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  1. Helena

    If you’re looking to sculpt your leg muscles at the gym, opt for a stepmill over a treadmill or stair-climber. A stepmill looks like a small escalator, and its great for sculpting thighs, butts, and calves. Unlike a stair-climber, it forces you to use a full range of motion, which is essential for sculpting. Climbing stairs also torches calories quickly, making your weight loss goals quicker to reach.

  2. getfitforfigures

    Ouchie! But in the good way! :D

  3. Angela Prather

    Love them all!!!! Just had a class participant request “sore abs” – well, just loaded my arsenal thanks to you and Steve!!! lol I will give you both all the credit for the kick-ab workout!

    1. Bonnie Pfiester

      haha – tell her “be careful what you wish for” hahaha :)

  4. FitAbulous

    Thanks so much! Totally using some of those core exercises in my boot camp tomorrow!

    1. Bonnie Pfiester

      Awesome!!! So glad!! Have fun!!

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