Mindfully Miranda’s Fab Abs Circuit

Your core is one of the must essential muscle groups in your entire body, not only does it help you perform moves like the ones you will see in this circuit, but it helps you stand up straight, walk, dance, run, etc. Since it’s such an important part of your body, building a strong foundation out of functional core exercises will help you in all areas of life (a potential six-pack is just an added bonus).

Today I am sharing with you a HIIT Ab Circuit, which combines a series of strengthening and cardiovascular training movements done in short bursts to get your heart rate elevated, as well as tone and tighten your abdominals.

To complete this workout, I recommend using some sort of a weight that you can hold easily in your hands. I recommend either a dumbbell, kettlebell, or a rubber-coated weighted plate (such as this one). If you are a beginner, using your body weight is fine as well.

Make sure to engage your core throughout the course of this workout, and keep an upright, straight posture. Maintain integrity in the lower back, and tighten your core whenever possible.

Do each move for 45 seconds, and then take a 15-30 second rest in between.

Move #1: Plank Jacks

Move #2: Weighted Russian Twists

Move #3: Weighted Toe Touches

Move #4: Weighted Knee-In Tucks

** Now that you’ve completed this circuit once, do a 30 second to 1-minute plank.

** Repeat 3-4 times through for a full ab workout.

 

Move One

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Move Two

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Move Three

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Move Four (do with or without Bosu)

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Plank

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IMAGE CREDIT goes to Workout Lab Illustrated Exercise Guide (http://workoutlabs.com/exercise-guide/)

 

Wishing you above all Health & Happiness

Miranda xo

Contemplative Miranda

2 Comment

  1. Looks like the perfect circuit to get those abs ready for Summer!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Miranda Tompkins says: Reply

      Thank you!! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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