5 Ab Workouts That Will Challenge Your Core (and You Can Do Them at Home)

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Core exercises are an important component in one’s workout routine as these muscles play a large role in the health of your body. These exercises teach the muscles in your lower back, hips, pelvis and abdomen to work together, which in turn, leads to better balance and stability in daily life.

The beauty of exercises that target your core is that they don’t require any sort of fancy equipment or the need to go to a gym. You can complete a core-focused workout at home with the help of virtual experts and POPSUGAR Fitness has a bunch of ab workouts on YouTube for you to follow.

To make the selection process easier, we’ve hand-picked five of the best POPSUGAR Fitness workout videos that are focused on ab exercises and building core strength. Some go for as little as seven minutes, while others run for half an hour. This allows you to choose your workout based on how much time you have at that moment.

If you’ve never really worked on your core specifically before, now is the time to start. According to the Mayo Clinic, weak core muscles can make you susceptible to poor posture as well as lower back pain and muscle injuries. Strong core muscles also make daily tasks easier, like bending and reaching.

Choose your next workout below and you’ll be feeling the burn in no time. Happy sweating!

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