5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

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5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout: Crush Your Core (Beginner Friendly) 

Toned, high definition, pack of six abs is the dream of every fitness enthusiast, and you really need to work hard to get them. But if you are a beginner, do not let this hard work discourage you from striving for a stronger core.

Even if you don’t get a six-pack, this beginner ab workout can be a great start for strengthening your abs. Stronger abs will help you maintain the perfect posture that will take the stress off your spine. Also, stronger ab muscles can aid in alleviating back pain.

Now let’s explore the beginner level ab workout that you can do at home.

Huge thanks go to Tiffany (@sparkyfitgal) for demonstrating the workout!

½ Crunch (30 Seconds)

Crunch is a simple and great exercise for strengthening abdominal muscles and toning your core. It helps improve posture, cuts the fat layer on your abdomen, and improves your balance and stability.  

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

½ Crunch

½ Crunch (30 Seconds)

Crunch is a simple and great exercise for strengthening abdominal muscles and toning your core. It helps improve posture, cuts the fat layer on your abdomen, and improves your balance and stability.  

How To?

How To?

Lie down straight on a mat.

With your legs bent at knees and hands supporting your head, lift your shoulders up towards the knees. You will feel a squeeze in your abdomen.

Hold this position for 1-2 seconds before returning back to your original position. Continue to repeat this exercise for 30 seconds and give yourself another 30 seconds to relax before starting with next workout.

Lie down straight on a mat.

With your legs bent at knees and hands supporting your head, lift your shoulders up towards the knees. You will feel a squeeze in your abdomen.

Hold this position for 1-2 seconds before returning back to your original position. Continue to repeat this exercise for 30 seconds and give yourself another 30 seconds to relax before starting with next workout.

Hollow Hold (1 Minute)

Hollow hold is an important aspect of abs workout as it adds to the strength and power to your core and ab muscles.

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Hollow Hold

How To?

Start by lying on your back with legs extended forward and your arms extended straight behind your head. Make sure your back is supported by the floor.

Now lift your legs and arms around 15 cm above the ground while keeping your core engaged. You will be positioned as a V shape.

Hold the position for 1 minute before you return to the original position. 

Deadbugs (1 Minute)

Want to engage your core? Try deadbugs. It is an excellent workout for your upper and lower abs and back. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Deadbugs

How To?

Lie flat on your back with your knees bent at a 90° angle with your hips.

Now lift both the arms and point them towards the ceiling. Make sure your lower back is pulled to the ground at all times.

Now start by pressing one leg and the arm on the opposite side towards the floor. Remember, your leg should extend out in front of you and your arm should extend towards the side.

Now bring both these limbs in the original position and repeat the movement with the other set of limbs.

Continue to repeat this workout for 1 minute. 

Elbow Plank Hip Drops
 (30 Seconds)  

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Hip Drops

How To?

Start on all fours then swiftly shift into the plank position with your body weight resting on your elbows while your fingers are interlocked.

With your upper body in the same position, twist your lower body towards the right side, then return back to the original position.

Now repeat the same motion towards your left side and return back to the starting position.

Repeat the same movements multiple times up to 30 seconds. As you gain strength and balance, you will be able to pace up.  

Mountain Climbers Slow
(30 Seconds)

There is nothing more value-adding to your abs than climbing a mountain. A moderate-intensity workout strengthens your core, shoulders, hips, and legs, along with improving your entire body’s stability and flexibility. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Mountain Climbers

How To?

Start by getting into the push-up position.

Now alternatively pull one knee in towards your chest while the other lies in the resting position. Repeat the same process with your other leg. When transitioning between legs, you don’t have to jump.

Start with alternating your knees gradually and continue to do so for 30 seconds.

As you gain mastery of this workout, you can increase the speed that serves as resistance. Finally, you can continue increasing the duration, but that is at a much later stage. For now, start climbing up the mountain slowly. 

Pike Toe Touch (30 Seconds)

The plank hand taps focus on your core, arms, wrists, shoulders, and glutes. By incorporating plank hand taps in your ab workout, you can manage your lower back pain and improve posture, flexibility, and tighter midsection. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Pike Toe Touch

How To?

Start with a plank position with your arms right below your shoulders and feet in line with the hips.

Now lift your right hand and tap on your left hand as your left hand holds your entire body weight. Repeat the same movement with the left hand and tap your right hand.

Continue to repeat the same tapping motion for up to 30 seconds. As you gain balance and stability, you can pace the movement. 

Plank Hand Taps (30 seconds) 

The plank hand taps focus on your core, arms, wrists, shoulders, and glutes. By incorporating plank hand taps in your ab workout, you can manage your lower back pain and improve posture and flexibility along with a tighter midsection. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Plank Hand Taps

How To?

Start with a plank position with your arms right below your shoulders and feet in line with the hips.

Now lift your right hand and tap on your left hand as your left hand holds your entire body weight.

Repeat the same movement with the left hand and tap your right hand. Continue to repeat the same tapping motion for up to 30 seconds. 

Scissor Kicks (30 Seconds)

By engaging your core, scissor kicks work on your core muscles, quads and adductors. As simple as it appears, it can be a great addition to your abs workout. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Scissor Kicks

How To?

Start by lying flat on your back with your legs in line with your upper body. Place your hands beside your body.

Now lift both your legs almost 10 inches off the ground. Separate your legs to form a V shape.

Then start the crisscross motion and continue it for up to 30 seconds before returning to your original position. 

Final words

There are many other exercises that you can incorporate in your ab workout, but the ones mentioned above are the easiest and most useful at a beginner level.

All in all, this beginner ab workout will take a total of 5 minutes of your time every day, but the benefits you get out of this fitness regime will take you one step closer to your dream set of a solid, six-pack. 

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5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Hollow Hold

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Deadbugs

Deadbugs (1 Minute)

Want to engage your core? Try deadbugs. It is an excellent workout for your upper and lower abs and back. 

How To?

Lie flat on your back with your knees bent at a 90° angle with your hips.

Now lift both the arms and point them towards the ceiling. Make sure your lower back is pulled to the ground at all times.

Now start by pressing one leg and the arm on the opposite side towards the floor. Remember, your leg should extend out in front of you and your arm should extend towards the side.

Now bring both these limbs in the original position and repeat the movement with the other set of limbs.

Continue to repeat this workout for 1 minute. 

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Elbow Plank Hip Drops (30 Seconds)  

How To?

Start on all fours then swiftly shift into the plank position with your body weight resting on your elbows while your fingers are interlocked.

With your upper body in the same position, twist your lower body towards the right side, then return back to the original position.

Now repeat the same motion towards your left side and return back to the starting position.

Repeat the same movements multiple times up to 30 seconds. As you gain strength and balance, you will be able to pace up.  

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Hip Drops

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers Slow (30 Seconds)

There is nothing more value-adding to your abs than climbing a mountain. A moderate-intensity workout strengthens your core, shoulders, hips, and legs, along with improving your entire body’s stability and flexibility. 

How To?

Start by getting into the push-up position.

Now alternatively pull one knee in towards your chest while the other lies in the resting position. Repeat the same process with your other leg. When transitioning between legs, you don’t have to jump.

Start with alternating your knees gradually and continue to do so for 30 seconds.

As you gain mastery of this workout, you can increase the speed that serves as resistance. Finally, you can continue increasing the duration, but that is at a much later stage. For now, start climbing up the mountain slowly. 

Pike Toe Touch (30 Seconds)

The plank hand taps focus on your core, arms, wrists, shoulders, and glutes. By incorporating plank hand taps in your ab workout, you can manage your lower back pain and improve posture, flexibility, and tighter midsection. 

How To?

Start with a plank position with your arms right below your shoulders and feet in line with the hips.

Now lift your right hand and tap on your left hand as your left hand holds your entire body weight. Repeat the same movement with the left hand and tap your right hand.

Continue to repeat the same tapping motion for up to 30 seconds. As you gain balance and stability, you can pace the movement. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Pike Toe Touch

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Plank Hand Taps

Plank Hand Taps (30 seconds) 

The plank hand taps focus on your core, arms, wrists, shoulders, and glutes. By incorporating plank hand taps in your ab workout, you can manage your lower back pain and improve posture and flexibility along with a tighter midsection. 

How To?

Start with a plank position with your arms right below your shoulders and feet in line with the hips.

Now lift your right hand and tap on your left hand as your left hand holds your entire body weight.

Repeat the same movement with the left hand and tap your right hand. Continue to repeat the same tapping motion for up to 30 seconds. 

Scissor Kicks (30 Seconds)

By engaging your core, scissor kicks work on your core muscles, quads and adductors. As simple as it appears, it can be a great addition to your abs workout. 

How To?

Start by lying flat on your back with your legs in line with your upper body. Place your hands beside your body.

Now lift both your legs almost 10 inches off the ground. Separate your legs to form a V shape.

Then start the crisscross motion and continue it for up to 30 seconds before returning to your original position. 

5-Minute Ab Circuit Workout

Scissor Kicks

Final words

There are many other exercises that you can incorporate in your ab workout, but the ones mentioned above are the easiest and most useful at a beginner level.

All in all, this beginner ab workout will take a total of 5 minutes of your time every day, but the benefits you get out of this fitness regime will take you one step closer to your dream set of a solid, six-pack. 

Did you like this article and are looking to get your own fitness gear?

Order NOW & USE the code: 
BALEAFWW to get 15% OFF your next ORDER!

Did you like this article and are looking to get your own fitness gear?

Order NOW & USE the code: 
BALEAFWW to get 15% OFF your next ORDER!

If you are looking for the shorts Tiffany is wearing: