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Mar 21, 2016

Your Lunch Break Ab Routine

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

When we’re in a crunch for time but want to squeeze in a workout, this ab routine from Tone It Up is the answer. With bikini season coming up we gravitate towards core tightening workouts, and this Busy Babe Abs does the trick! Challenge your office to complete these moves on your lunch break and tone your tummy in just a few minutes.

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

1. Tummy Toner

Begin in a strong plank position, shoulders in line with your wrists and a neutral spine. Engage your core, focusing on your right oblique as you bring your right knee as close to your right elbow as possible. Return to start and repeat on the left side. Continue alternating sides for 20 reps!

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

2. Low Plank With Leg Lifts

Begin in a low plank position on your elbows. Keep abs engaged, belly button drawing in towards your spine as you kick your right leg straight up, foot flexed. Engage that booty as you alternate sides. Make sure you keep your body in a straight line as you repeat 20 reps!

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

3. Core Tightener

Lay on your back, flat on your mat, legs stretched out with your heels touching the ground. Using your core, slowly sit up straight as you bring your arms out into a ‘T’ shape and twisting to the right. Don’t let your legs come up off the ground as you sit up. Return to start and repeat on the left side. Complete a total of 30 reps!

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

4. Weighted Hands to Knees

Use one 5-8 lb dumbbell for this move. Begin on your back, legs bent at 90 degree, a single dumbbell in hand. Touch the weight to your knees, crunching in, before you extend your legs forward and arms back behind you, creating a straight line from your hands to your feet. Shoulders remain on the mat for this one. Feet and hands should never touch the ground. Complete 10 reps!

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

5. Eagle Pose Crunch

Start in a standard eagle pose, but on your back—cross your right arm under your left, bringing your hands together and cross your right leg over your left. If you can, wrap your leg around, hooking right foot behind your left ankle. Take an inhale and as you exhale, lift up to bring elbows towards knees. Pause at the top and and inhale as you lower. Keep your core tight and engaged throughout the move. Repeat 10 times before switching sides to complete 10 more!

Lunch Break Abs Routine - Inspired by This

6. Scissor Crunch

Start on your back, hands gently resting behind your head, legs straight up above you and knees soft. Scissor one leg at a time, crunching opposite elbow to meet your knee. Keep you shoulders lifted up off the mat as you repeat, alternating sides. Repeat 30 reps.

  • Sammie

    This is such a great idea! Will def incorporate this into my lunch break! Thanks!

  • Kayla

    this looks like a great workout! can’t wait to try it 🙂

  • Maggie

    Love that I don’t need much equipment for this – so simple

  • Jill

    Love the little gifs so we know exactly what to do!

  • kimmy

    i need their abs!

  • Kelly

    I’m going to make my whole office do this with me!

  • Rachel

    So easy!

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