Ultimate Core-Blasting Workout: 8 Essential Exercises for A Stronger Midsection

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Achieve a stronger and more defined midsection with this comprehensive core workout. This 8-exercise routine primarily utilizes body weight, making it accessible and effective whether you're at home or in the gym. Each exercise is performed for 20 seconds, giving you a focused burn and making the most of your time. Here's a breakdown of each movement to help you get started and ensure proper form and execution. Remember to breathe and engage your core throughout every exercise for maximum benefit. Let's get to it!

Start with Floor Crunches for 20 seconds. This classic movement targets the rectus abdominis and will activate your core muscles, setting the tone for the rest of the workout. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, then lift your shoulders off the ground using your core muscles.

Next, move on to 90 Degree Alternate Heel Touches for another 20 seconds. This exercise emphasizes the oblique muscles and the lower part of your abs. Lie on your back and bend your knees to a 90-degree angle, then alternately reach for your heels.

Follow up with 90 Degree Heel Touches. Continue lying on your back with your knees at 90 degrees, but this time, touch both heels simultaneously. It adds a bit more intensity to the workout, ensuring further engagement of your lower abs.

Then, switch to the Air Bike for 20 seconds. This high-tempo exercise targets your entire core, including the obliques and rectus abdominis, while adding some cardio benefit. Lie on your back, lift your legs into a tabletop position, and pedal your legs as if riding a bicycle. Ensure each elbow touches the opposite knee for a full core workout.

Now, it's time for Alternate Leg Raises for 20 seconds. Lie flat on your back with your hands under your hips, and alternately lift each leg to a 90-degree angle. This move targets the lower abs intensely, promoting a flatter and stronger midsection.

Proceed to Alternate Oblique Crunches for another 20 seconds. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Bring one shoulder towards the opposite knee, alternating sides. This will give your obliques an intense workout and help sculpt your waistline.

Next, perform Twisting Crunches with straight arms for 20 seconds. Lie on your back with your arms straight behind your head. As you crunch up, twist your torso, bringing one arm forward. This exercise adds a rotational component to engage the obliques even more.

Finally, finish strong with Lying Bottoms Up for 20 seconds. Lie on your back and lift your legs towards the ceiling. Use your core to lift your hips off the ground and bring them back down steadily. This move will work your lower abs and provide a great ending to this effective core workout.

Perform this entire sequence for a focused, efficient, and effective core workout that will leave you with stronger and more defined abs in no time. Happy training!

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  • #Exercise / Sets
    1Floor Crunches1 set • :20.
    Floor Crunches
    290 Degree Alternate Heel Touch1 set • :20.
    90 Degree Alternate Heel Touch
    390 Degree Heel Touch1 set • :20.
    90 Degree Heel Touch
    4Air Bike1 set • :20.
    Air Bike
    5Alternate Leg Raises1 set • :20.
    Alternate Leg Raises
    6Alternate Oblique Crunches1 set • :20.
    Alternate Oblique Crunches
    7Twisting Crunch (Straight Arms)1 set • :20.
    Twisting Crunch (Straight Arms)
    8Lying Bottoms Up1 set • :20.
    Lying Bottoms Up
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