Time: 16 minutes
Interval training isn’t exclusively for cardio! If you’re a fan of interval training, then chances are you have come across the term “Tabata“, a high intensity method of interval training (read up on the ins & outs of Tabata training here).
If you’re short on time (or workout patience) this Tabata style ab workout will get you those washboard abs you’ve always wanted.
Tabata Style Ab Workout:
20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, eight times. You are spending 4 minutes on each of the following exercises, for a 16 minute-long workout.
- Center plank
- Leg Raises: Lay on your back for an easier variation of leg raises, or perform them on a Captains Chair or hanging from a bar for more of a challenge.
- Russian Twist: Balance on your sit bones as you keep your feet & upper body high off the ground. With a weight in your hands, twist to the left and right, tapping the weight on the ground behind you for each rep.
- Modified Hundreds: Balance on your sit bones and make a “V” with your body (bent knees are ok). Extend your legs out and lean back, then contract back inwards to a tight “V” without resting your feet on the ground to complete a rep.