This 10-Minute HIIT Ab Workout Is Cardio and Core in One

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Get your heart rate up and strengthen your abs with this two-for-one HIIT ab workout. Reminder: HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which means you’ll be going all-out for specific intervals of time. These moves are also focused on your abs, making it a core and cardio workout in one.

This workout is going to work your obliques, your rectus abdominis (the six-pack muscles), and your transverse abdominis (your deep core muscles), but you’ll also feel your legs and shoulders activate as you power through the mountain climbers and planks. Not to mention, you’re going to be winded once it’s over. If you’re looking for a more slow-and-controlled-style ab workout, consider opting for these Pilates core exercises instead; this workout is designed to be fast and furious, in true HIIT fashion. Grab a towel and some water, because it’s about to get sweaty!

The 10-Minute HIIT Ab Workout

Equipment needed: A mat or soft surface, like a carpet.

Directions: Do each exercise for 30 seconds, and take 15 seconds of rest between each move. It doesn’t matter how many reps you complete within the 30-second time frame; focus on your form. Take 45 seconds to one minute of rest in between each round. Do three rounds.

  • Mountain climber: 30 seconds
  • Side plank with a dip: 30 seconds (15 seconds on each side)
  • Seated knee tuck: 30 seconds
  • Up-down plank: 30 seconds
  • Russian twist: 30 seconds

– Additional reporting by Lauren Mazzo

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