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Best Abs Workouts You Can To Do At The Gym

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Abs Workout

Whether your goal is to achieve your fitness goals or simply you want to look good in a swimsuit, Having a shredded six-pack abs is a goal shared by many.

In this article, we will share with you a compilation of abs workouts you can do at the gym, these exercises will help you to target both the upper and lower ab muscles, and get a ripped 6 pack.

Abs Workout #1: Broomstick twists

Primary Muscle: Oblique

Secondary Muscle: Abs & Buttocks

Equipment Required: Barbell

Step 1: Stand with your feet spread, and hold a broomstick across your trapezius, above the posterior deltoids. Make sure you don’t pull or hang too much on the broomstick

Step 2: Rotate your upper body from side to side.

Step 3: Keep your pelvis (hips) Motionless by contracting the gluteal isometrically throughout the movement.

Abs Workout #2: Dumbbell Side Bends

Primary Muscle: Oblique

Secondary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Dumbbell

Step 1: Stand with your feet slightly apart. Place your left hand behind your neck, holding a dumbbell in your right hand.

Step 2: Bend your torso to the left side.

Step 3: Return to the starting position, or move slightly farther to the other side by bending at the waist passively.

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Abs Workout #3: Normal Planks

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Lower Back

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1: Start off by kneeling on all fours and aligning both hands right below your shoulders keep your knees beneath your hips.

Step 2: Make sure both of your feet are extended out behind you, and squeeze on your core muscles, your body should be aligned straight.

Step 3: Now hold this position for about 30 seconds to a minute.

Step 4: Release, return back to the starting position and repeat for as many times as you would like to perform this exercise.

Abs Workout #4: Side Planks

Primary Muscle: Oblique

Secondary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1: Lie down with your right side on an exercise mat. And put your feet together on top of each other. Then, prop yourself up on your right elbow and forearm.

Step 2: Now start the exercise by raising your hips, until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. and place your left hand straight upward or on your right hip.

Step 3: Hold this position as long as you can, then lower down and repeat on the left side.

Step 4:  Repeat for a complete set.

Abs Workout #5: Abdominal Bicycle

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1:  Lie on your back on an exercise mat, keeping your lower back pressed against the mat. Then support your neck gently by bracing your hands against the back of your head.

Step 2: Lift your upper body off the mat while bringing your knees to up above your torso and keeping your legs parallel to the floor

Step 3:  Your right leg should be extended straight out, make sure it doesn’t touch the floor. Now keep your left knee bent and your left leg parallel to the floor. use your abdominal muscles to crunch upwards and sideways, extending your right elbow to your left knee.

Step 4: Alternating elbows and knees, make sure you extend your left leg and bring your right knee toward your torso (similar to riding a bicycle), now crunch sideways until your left elbow extends toward your right knee.

Step 5:  Continue to repeat the exercise, alternating knees and elbows.

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Abs Workout #6: Hanging Knee Raise

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Forearm

Equipment Required: Chin-Up Bar

Step 1: Grasp onto a chin-up bar and hang down at arm’s length.

Step 2: Start the exercise by raising your knees up, until they break parallel with the floor, make sure that your hips are not allowed to swing forward.

Step 3: Lower back down to starting position. This completes one rep.

Abs Workout #7: Crunches

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1: Lie on your back, and place your hand behind your head. Flex your hips and knees to a 90-degrees angle.

Step 2: Inhale and lift your shoulders off the floor, moving your knees closer to your head by shortening your torso.

Step 3: Exhale as you complete the movement.

Abs Workout #8: Sit-Ups

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1: Lie on your back with your legs bent and your feet on the floor. Place your hands behind your head.

Step 2: Inhale and curl your torso off the floor.

Step 3: Exhale as you complete the movement

Step 4: Return to the starting position without resting your torso on the floor.

Step 5: Repeat until you feel the burning sensation coming from your abdominals.

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Abs Workout #9: Weighted Situp 

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Abs & Buttocks & Lower back

Equipment Required: Bench, Weight Disc

Step 1: Sit on the bench and lay your back on a bench with your knees bent and pointing straight up in the air.

Step 2: Take a plate and lift it straight up in the air, your arms should be locked.

Step 3: Lower yourself back down. This completes one repetition.

Abs Workout #10: Floor Crunch (Legs on bench)

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat, Bench

Step 1: Lie on your back with your calves laying over a flat exercise bench. Place your hands behind your head.

Step 2: Try to touch your knees with your head.

Step 3: Exhale as you complete the movement.

Abs Workout #11: Barbell Rollout

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Shoulder & Lats

Equipment Required: Barbell

Step 1: Get into a pushup position. Instead of placing hands on the floor, grasp an Olympic barbell with 5-10 lbs. Of weight on each side.

Step2: Now lift your hips and roll the barbell towards your feet. Make sure that your back is slightly arched. Exhale while doing so.

Step 3: After you reach the top, roll the barbell back to the starting position. Move slowly and exhale while doing so

Step 4: Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Abs Workout #12: Decline Sit Up

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Bench

Step 1: Sit on the bench and hook your feet under the roller pads. Place your hands behind your neck.

Step 2: Inhale and incline your torso.

Step 3: Move your torso back up, slightly curling your torso to place more stress on the rectus abdominis.

Step 4: Exhale as you complete the movement.

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Abs Workout #13: Roman Chair Leg Raises

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Buttocks & Oblique & Lats

Equipment Required: Roman Chair

Step 1: Rest your elbows on the elbow support pads and position the lumbar support pad in the small of your back.

Step 2: Inhale and pull your knees up to your chest, rounding your back to contract your abdominals correctly.

Step 3: Exhale as you complete the movement.

Abs Workout #14: Crunch On Exercise Ball

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Exercise Ball

Step 1: Lie on an exercise ball with your lower back pressed against the surface of the ball. Your legs should be bent at the knees, your feet should be flat on the floor. When you are in the proper position, make sure your upper torso is hanging off the top of the ball. Keep your arms at your head.

Step 2: Now Lower your torso and stretch out, keeping your neck stationary at all times. This is the starting position.

Step 3: With your hips stationary, contract your abs to flex your waist, and curl your shoulders and trunk up until you feel a contraction in your abs. Make sure your arms are slide up the side of your legs or stay on top of your chest if you chose to cross them. your lower back should be in contact with the ball at all times. Exhale as you perform this movement and hold the contraction for a moment.

Step 4: Inhale, and move back to the starting position.

Step 5: Repeat reps as much as you can.

Abs Workout #15: Roman Chair Side Bends

Primary Muscle: Oblique

Secondary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Roman Chair, Dumbbell

Step 1: Using a roman chair, position your hip on the support pad. Hook your feet under the roller pads. Place your one hand behind your head or across your chest and other hand carrying dumbbell straight downward, Your upper body slightly above horizontal.

Step 2: Lift your upper body downward.

Step 3: Continue on the same side for one set, then alternate sides.

Abs Workout #16: High Puller Crunches (Cable Crunch)

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Cable Machine

Step 1: Kneel down with holding the rope behind your neck.

Step 2: Inhale and shorten your torso to move your chest toward your thighs.

Step 3: Exhale during the performance.

Abs Workout #17: Machine Trunk Rotations

Primary Muscle: Oblique

Secondary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required:  Machine

Step 1: Stand on the swivel plate and hold the handles.

Step 2: Twist your hips from one side to the other being sure to keep your shoulders stationary throughout the movement.

Step 3: Bend your knees slightly making sure you perform this movement under control.

Abs Workout #18: Barbell Side Bend

Primary Muscle: Oblique

Secondary Muscle: Lower Back & Abs

Equipment Required: Barbell

Step 1: Hold the barbell on the back of your shoulders as you stand up straight while keeping your feet shoulder-width apart.

Step 2: Leave your head up and your back straight; bend down at the waist to the right side as much as possible.

Step 3: As you bend down, breathe in and clench on your abdominals, holding on the position for a few seconds, come back up to the starting position exhaling on the way up.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 and 2 but to the left side, followed by repeating for the amount of repetitions you desire.

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Abs Workout #19: Machine Crunches

Primary Muscle: Abs

Equipment Required: Machine

Step 1: Sit on the machine, grasp the handles, and hook your feet under the roller pad.

Step 2: Inhale and shorten your torso, trying to move your chest toward your thighs

Step 3: Exhale at the end of the movement

Abs Workout #20: Incline Leg Raises

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Buttocks & Quad

Equipment Required: Bench

Step 1: Lie on your back on an inclined abdominal board and grasp the rungs.

Step 2: Move your feet until they are directly above your hips.

Step 3: Raise your hips by shortening your torso, trying to touch your head with your knees.

Abs Workout #21: Hanging Leg Raises

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Forearm & Buttocks

Equipment Required: Chin-Up Bar

Step 1: Take an overhand grip on a chin-up bar. Hang straight.

Step 2: inhale and raise your knees as high as possible, being sure to move your knees to your chest by shortening your torso.

Step 3: Exhale as you complete the movement.

Abs Workout #22: Bent Knee Windshield Wipers

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Oblique & Quad & Lower Back

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1: Lay down with your back flat against the ground.

Step 2: Place your arms straight out to your side.

Step 3: Bring your legs up off the ground and bend your knees so that they both make a 90-degree angle.

Step 4: You must keep your legs at a 90-degree angle the whole time.

Step 5: Now try to rotate your knees down to the right till they are about 3 inches off the ground.

Step 6: Now rotate them back up and over to the left side.

Step 7: Keep rotating them back and forth for the desired amount of repetitions.

Abs Workout #23: Flat bench Leg Raise

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Buttocks

Equipment Required: Bench

Step 1: Lie down on a flat bench with your legs extended in front of you.

Step 2: Put your hands under your glutes with your palms down. You can also hold onto the sides of the bench. This is your starting position.

Step 3: Make sure to keep your legs extended as straight as you can, and raise them until you make a 90-degree angle with the floor, exhaling as you do so. Hold the contraction at the top for a second.

Step 4: Inhale and lower your legs back to the starting position.

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Abs Workout #24: Bent Knee Hip Raise

Primary Muscle: Abs

Secondary Muscle: Buttocks

Equipment Required: Exercise Mat

Step 1: Lie flat on the floor with your arms at your sides.

Step 2: Try to bend your knees at approximately a 70-degree angle, and lift your feet 5 centimeters (2 inches) off the floor.

Step 3: Use your lower abs to bring your knees toward you, and make sure your legs are bent. Now continue moving your legs up until your hips are raised off the floor. Slowly breath out while rolling your hips forward and doing so. When you are finished this movement, Your knees should positioned over your chest.

Step 4: Once you get to the top of the movement, Squeeze your abs for a moment, and return to the starting position as you slowly breathe in.

Step 5: Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions.

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