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Top 5 Best Abdominal Exercises

Updated: Apr 2

Everyone wants great looking abs and a strong core, but not everyone knows exactly how to do it with fast results.

Here are my top 5 best abdominal exercises to help you get your fabulous 6-pack faster with instructions for each exercise.



Lady doing an abdominal exercise
Lady doing an abdominal exercise


  • Crunches:

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.

  • Place your hands behind your head, elbows pointing to the sides.

  • Engage your core and lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground.

  • Exhale slowly during the contraction phase, bringing your ribcage toward your pelvis.

  • Inhale as you lower your upper body back down, keeping a slight contraction in your abdominal muscles.

  • Do at least 3 to 4 sets of 10 repetitions per set.

  • Plank:

  • Start in a push-up position with your hands directly under your shoulders.

  • Engage your core and straighten your body, forming a straight line from head to heels.

  • Keep your shoulders, hips, and heels aligned, and hold the position.

  • Focus on keeping your core tight and avoid letting your hips sag.

  • Exhale slowly and maintain a steady breathing rhythm to support your core stability.

  • Hold the plank position for at least 3 to 4 sets of 10-30 seconds.

  • Russian Twists:

  • Sit on the ground with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, and lean back slightly, forming a V shape with your torso and thighs.

  • Hold your hands together in front of you or with a weight for added resistance.

  • Twist your torso to one side, engaging your obliques, and bring your hands or the weight beside your hip.

  • Return to the center and then twist to the other side.

  • Move slowly at the same rate as your breathing, maximizing the abdominal muscular contraction.

  • Do at least 3 to 4 sets of 10-15 twists per side.

  • Leg Raises:

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended and hands placed either under your hips or beside you for support.

  • Lift your legs toward the ceiling while keeping them straight, engaging your lower abdominal muscles.

  • Exhale slowly during the lift to maximize the core engagement.

  • Lower your legs back down without letting them touch the ground and repeat.

  • Come up a little higher to maximize the abdominal muscular contraction.

  • Do at least 3 to 4 sets of 10-15 repetitions.

  • Mountain Climbers:

  • Start in a plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders.

  • Drive one knee toward your chest, engaging your core, then quickly switch legs in a running motion.

  • Maintain a quick and controlled pace, emphasizing core strength.

  • Move slowly at the same rate as your breathing, ensuring proper form and core engagement.

  • Exhale slowly during each knee drive to enhance abdominal contraction.

  • Do at least 3 to 4 sets of 20-30 seconds of mountain climbers.


Our personal trainers at Dennis Romatz Fitness are abdominal and core training specialists and are standing by ready to help you get great looking abs. Our signature ab fitness training program utilizes perfect biomechanics and breathing techniques so you can get your 6-pack abs faster.

Please do contact us to get your free trial abdominal training session or to schedule your ab training sessions.


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