The goal of The 30-Minute Abs Workout Program is exactly what it sounds like—our goal (and, presumably, your goal) is to completely build out your midsection in a half-hour each day. As a result, this routine covers all the muscles you want to hit for that six-pack.

If you've done the previous workouts in the program, see if you can push yourself to hit four sets with each exercise. If you've just jumped in, three sets is fine.

Out of all the workouts in this program, this is probably the most challenging to your overall musculature. Ball slams and Turkish getups may focus on your abs and obliques, but they hit muscles all over your body—your legs, arms, shoulders, and core will all get an intense workout. And even the most abs-specific exercise in this list, the Swiss ball crunch, will tax your overall stability and balance more than the average plank or situp.


Do all three exercises in order, doing 3–4 sets of each.

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Check out the core workout for abs that popthe best bodyweight abs workout, and 10 ways to develop the best abs in the gym.

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