How long are your workouts? this is a question I get a ton! As mentioned before, I have a new found love for classes, and those can range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the class. But I would say when I work out on my own, either at home or at the gym, I try to go for at least 45 minutes.

What do my home workouts look like? Usually I try to incorporate 20 minutes of yoga/stretching, 15 minutes of booty with a band, and 10 minutes of abs at the end. Today, I am showing you one of my favourite ab routines to do right now when I really want to feel a good burn at the end of my at home workouts.

As you will see, I did this work out in the comfort of my living room. All you need is a mat (or something comfy to lay on, we have hardwood floors and it would be super uncomfortable without something!).

Here’s the routine

1 circuit

3 rounds

4 moves, each move is 30 seconds

1 minute rest after each round

Move 1: Double leg stretch

  • Start lying on back with knees bent 90 degrees and arms lengthened alongside calves.  The low back should be pressed against the mat with head, neck and shoulders flexed up off the mat.

  • As you inhale, stretch your arms straight behind your head and legs straight to a diagonal position in front. As you exhale, circle arms around and back to legs while drawing knees back in to the 90 degree angle.

Move 2: Bicycles

Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground (pull your belly button in to also target your deep abs). then bring your knees in towards your chest and lift your shoulder blades off the ground, but be sure not to pull on your neck.

  • Straighten your right leg out to about a 45-degree angle to the ground while turning your upper body to the left, bringing your right elbow towards the left knee. Make sure your rib cage is moving and not just your elbows.

  • Now switch sides and do the same motion on the other side to complete one rep.

Move 3: Plank up and downs

  • Begin in a full plank. Lower your right elbow to the mat and then your left, coming into an elbow plank.

  • Put your right hand on the mat, and straighten your right elbow. Do the same on the left to return to a full plank. 

Move 4: Plank

  • Get in the pushup position, only put your forearms on the ground instead of your hands

  • Squeeze your glutes and tighten your abs

  • Create a straight, strong line from head to toes

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Nicole O'Brien