Contrary to popular opinion, crunches are not the only way to get a stronger core. Since we like the idea of six-packs but can’t fathom yet another series that involves lifting our upper bodies off the ground, we searched the web far and wide for some new fitness inspiration. And low and behold, we found a plethora of popular ab exercises on Pinterest, none of which include your typical crunch.
Maybe it’s the time of year or maybe people just want stronger abs and flatter stomachs, but ab exercises have been everywhere as of late, especially on Pinterest. From classic ab workouts like planks and mountain climbers to new moves like windshield wipers and flutter kicks, Pinterest has been kicking our butt, or should we say abs, with these quick yet challenging fitness routines. For the ab workouts with over 5000 pins on Pinterest, keep on reading.
Fifty reps for each workout move may seem like a lot, but this ab workout composed of four different moves (Spiderman planks, butt ups, scissors, and windshield wipers) is easy enough to do at home, and shouldn't take more than 20 minutes either.
A lot of ab exercises focus on the upper abdominals. However, this Pinterest-favorite workout made up of just three moves, targets strengthening and flattening those stubborn lower abs.
For those of you constantly putting off your fitness due to a lack of time, this four-minute plank routine is the perfect match for you.
Tired of the same old ab exercise moves? Try this versatile compound exercise routine meant to strengthen your core.
For more ab workouts, check out these three ab exercises you can do while watching Netflix.