Despite their abs-firming reputation, crunches aren't the shortcut to a six-pack. In order to strengthen your entire core, you need to target all of the muscles in your midsection, and this workout will do just that.
Fitness trainer Sam Skelton will lead your through a quick, 13-minute routine that goes beyond simple sit-ups or crunches. These three key moves will strengthen your deep core muscles (the ones that give you stability and protect your spine and back). Each move will have a few progressions that'll really fire up your deep abdominals and challenge your balance. You'll end with a well-earned stretch.
To recap, each move below features a progression element. The entire circuit will be repeated before moving to the next move.
- Dead Bug Progression
- Bridge Progression
- Plank Progression
Looking for more short and effective at-home workouts? Grokker has thousands of routines, so you’ll never get bored. Bonus: For a limited time, Greatist readers get 40 percent off Grokker Premium (just $9 per month) and their first 14 days free. Sign up now!