Work your core muscles with this quick four-minute ab Tabata workout routine.
It started with a basic plank hold which has progressed into many variations and is actually hailed as the best exercise for your abs, as excessive spinal flexion involved in sit-ups and crunches can lead to injury over time.
Especially in our current lifestyle where we tend to sit for long periods and then go to the gym and do a load of flexion exercises. Anyway that’s a separate debate in itself!
Your tabata ab workout awaits you!
Here it is;
Do 2 rounds of the following 4 exercises. 20 seconds on. 10 seconds off.
- Mountain Climbers
- Spiderman Plank
- High-Low Plank
- Plank Jacks
This is possibly the best Tabata ab workout you’ll do as they all require a fair bit of upper body strength. Therefore it is important that you utilise the rest period between exercise and take some weight off your arms.
To make this Tabata abs workout harder you could hold a static low plank during the rest periods. There an idea for you. Try it and let me know how much your shoulders and core burns!
P.S. make sure you engage your core throughout and do not let your hips sag. Your upper body should remain nice and still throughout these four exercises.