10 Fantastic Abs Workouts You Can Do at Home

Here are 10 CrossFit abs workouts you can do at home that will help you burn fat, increase performance and core mobility, and, eventually, develop a six-pack.

Note: To be able to lose belly fat, only abs exercises will not help – it is necessary to combine abs workouts with cardio and a balanced diet in order to lose overall body fat percentage.

Here are a few good reasons to add abs workouts to your training:

  • Prevent diseases – belly fat is one of the leading causes of major diseases, such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
  • Reduced back pain – weak abdominal muscles lead to lower back pain
  • Increase your lifting power – stronger abs will fortify your core and stabilize your body, which means you can lift heavier weights from the ground and without difficulties
  • Overall sports improvement – a thin and strong waistline will help in virtually any sport you can do, from increasing endurance on a long run, to swinging a golf club with no impairments

These 10 abs workouts you can do at home promise to attack each different muscle from your abdominal region.

abs workouts you can do at home

These CrossFit WODs are possible to complete with zero or minimum equipment. No reason to postpone your next workout, is there?

Read more: 9 Quick Workouts To Do At Home When You’re Short On Time

“Mind Games”

50 rounds for time

  • 1 burpee
  • 2 push-ups
  • 3 air squats
  • 4 alternating lunges
  • 5 sit-ups

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the sit-ups is completed.

This workout will engage your entire body, but focus on your core and finish with a high note of 250 sit-ups completed at the end.

The workout should not take longer than an hour.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Scaled Version with Partner

100 rounds for time

  • 1 burpee
  • 2 push-ups
  • 3 air squats
  • 4 alternating lunges
  • 5 sit-ups

Partner A completes round 1 while partner B rests. Switch after every round.

Workout by Smart Wod.

Handstand Hold

5 rounds for time

  • 20-second handstand hold (scaled is against the wall)
  • 20-second plank
  • 40-second side plank (20 seconds on each side)

This CrossFit workout adds balance to the equation, strengthens your lower abs, and should develop a rock-solid midline.

Core Workout from Lauren Fisher

5 rounds for time

  • 20 v-ups
  • 15 tuck crunches
  • 20 second hollow hold
  • 20 second arch hold

Lauren Fisher is a 7 times CrossFit Games athlete obsessed with heavy lifting. She usually finishes her training day with this abs workout you can do at home.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3 Round Tabata from Tia-Clair Toomey

3 rounds (Tabata style; 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off)

  • 8 fast v-ups
  • 15 tuck crunches
  • 30 seconds hollow rocks
  • 30 seconds superman
  • Rest 1 minute into Max Bridge Hold

Be sure to use the rest between crunches and hollow rocks because those 30 seconds get really hard.

Tia-Clair Toomey is the first female to have won CrossFit Games on four occasions (2017-2020).

Her “6 pack attack” is another example from elite CrossFit athletes of abs workouts you can do at home.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Read more: CrossFit Abs Workouts from Tia-Clair Toomey to Bulletproof your Core

“Living Room Mash #5”

5 rounds in 24 minutes

  • 1 minute mountain climbers
  • 1 minute push-ups
  • 1 minute flutter kicks
  • 1 minute air squats
  • 1 minute rest

Score is the total number of repetitions completed before the 24-minute clock stops.

mountain climbers exerciseSource: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

This workout will accelerate your heart rate, burn more calories which will help to flat that waist line. The push-ups and mountain climbers activate your core, while the flutter kicks will engage your lower abs.

 “300 Abs”

For time

  • 30 crunches
  • 20 bicycle crunches
  • 30 toe touches
  • 20 reverse crunches
  • 15 side plank hip lifts (right side)
  • 30 crunches
  • 15 side plank hip lifts (left side)
  • 40 russian twists
  • 30 bicycle crunches
  • 15 oblique v-ups (right side)
  • 20 reverse crunches
  • 15 oblique v-ups (left side)
  • 10 leg lifts

“300 Abs” workout will have your stomach feel the burn little time.

toe touch

Workout by ohStarz

“500 in 15”

For time

  • 50 crunches
  • 50 seconds hollow hold
  • 50 butt up
  • 50 seconds plank
  • 50 bicycle crunches (25 on each side)
  • 50 side-to-side crunches (25 on each side)
  • 50 scissor kicks
  • 50 oblique twist with medicine ball (25 on each side)
  • 50 tuckups
  • 50 leg raise

Time cap 15 minutes.

If you thought 300 abs was easy, take it to another level and complete this 500 abs workout in 15 minutes or less.

abs workoutsSource: Nicole Wilkins

“My abs were definitely feeling it during the workout – and I was still feeling it two days later”, said creator of the workout Nicole Wilkins.

“Abs Crusher” (Scaled Version)

10 rounds for time

  • 5 Hanging Leg Raises
  • 10 Burpees
  • 5 Hanging Leg Raises
  • 10 Abmat Sit-Ups

Score For this workout will be the time it takes for you to perform the 10 Rounds of the workout.

hanging leg raiseSource: Courstesy of CrossFit Inc.

The “Abs Crusher” seen here is on its scaled version since the RX asks for GHD sit-ups instead of the abmat sit-up. It is still a demanding workout, but possible to do it at home.

Workout by CrossFit Open athlete Juan Jimenez.

“Ab Buster”

4 rounds for time

  • 15 sit-ups
  • 15 v-ups
  • 30 bicycle crunches
  • 45 seconds plank
  • Buy out: 400 meter run

As the name suggests, this CrossFit workout will focus solely on your abs and you can do it at home with zero equipment.

plank abs workouts you can do at home

The buy-out can be performed by running around the block.

L Site Core Workout

On the minute for 10 minutes

  • 20 second L-sit hold
  • 20 second hollow rock
  • 20 seconds of sit-ups

The L-sit hold is a deceptively brutal exercise with benefits that go way beyond the visual. Not only will this exercise help fill out your sleeves and chisel your abs, it will improve the health of your shoulders, help you with your deadlift, and build functional core strength as well. How do you do it? The L-sit hold is best done on a pair of parallettes. Nearly every gym has dip bars, and you can even do L-sits on a pair of pushup bars, on kettlebells, yoga blocks, or even on a pair of benches. You just need two sturdy and secure platforms of the same height that will lift your butt off the ground when you lock your arms pushing down in between them.

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