Your 360° Ab Workout!

Tone your sexy core from every angle!

Today we’re going through three different types of muscles in your core: your obliques, transverse abdominis, and rectus abdominis. Achieving a sexy, defined waistline is all about targeting all of these amazing muscles!

Get the full scoop below… We’re about to give ya the deets on everything ABS!

But first… a lil’ bit of anatomy

Your obliques are made up of two different muscles that run at an angle along your core. They allow you to twist and turn!

When we talk about “activating your core,” we’re talking about the transverse abdominis (your internal core.) This muscle goes horizontally across your body and is used to stabilize your core as well as assist in breathing. Whenever you bring your belly button in towards your spine, you’re engaging that sexy core and activating the transverse abdominis!

Those defined, washboard “abs” we all picture when we think about toning our core is the rectus abdominis muscle! This muscle allows you to flex forward, whether it’s to do crunches or get out of bed in the mornin’. Many people make the mistake of only working this muscle when toning their core, but it’s important to target all of your gorgeous core muscles for faster, more effective results… we’re talking about a beautiful midline and a strong core!

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We put together your go-to 360° Ab Workout to tone each of these muscles for maximum waistline sculpting results! Go through the entire routine twice for a sizzling 14 minute total ab burn!

Roll out your yoga mat and let’s get to it!!

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MOVE GUIDE

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

Warms up your internal core and abs!

Begin in a high plank position with hands directly below shoulders. Bring right knee up to your chest. As you lower it back down, bring left knee up to your chest in a “running” motion. Make sure to keep your tummy tight  to engage the internal core throughout the move.

Complete 20 reps on each side, 40 total.


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RUSSIAN TWISTS

Tightens obliques and engages your internal core!

Hold one dumbbell with both hands in front of your chest and sit back into a V position with knees bent and internal core engaged. Twist chest and dumbbell to one side, then twist to the other.

Continue this motion for 20 reps on each side, 40 total.


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BALL CRUNCHES

Sculpts your abs!

Lay with your back on an exercise ball and legs bent to support you. Hold hands up by your ears and lift your chest up and forward so shoulders lift off of the ball. Slowly lower back down.

Complete 20 reps.


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ROLL OUTS

Strengthens your internal core!

Begin with the exercise ball slightly in front of you, feet together. Stand with hands together, tips of your fingers lightly touching the ball, upper body hinged forward at the hips. Slowly roll forward as you engage your internal core and move into a plank position on the ball. Return back to starting position. The more you engage your core, the easier it will be to stay stable!

Complete 10 reps.


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TUMMY TONER

Tones your obliques!

Begin in a high plank position with hands directly below shoulders. Lift right knee up to meet right elbow. Slowly lower back down. Repeat with the opposite side.

Complete 20 reps on each side, 40 total.


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PIKE

Tones abs and internal core!

Begin in a plank position with hands directly below shoulders and shins on top of the exercise ball. Use your core to pull legs and ball forward until feet are on top of the ball and your body forms a V shape. Engage that internal core to stabilize your body. Slowly lower back down.

Complete 12 reps.


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STARFISH CRUNCH

Sculpts sexy abs!

Begin on your back with arms and legs out to the sides. In one movement, lift shoulders and legs off the ground and hug knees to chest, engaging core to come up. Slowly lower back down.

Complete 15 reps.

Now that you completed one round, go through the routine one more time! You’ve got this!

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Remember… Abs are made with your Tone It Up workouts but REVEALED with your Tone It Up Nutrition Plan! Fuel up after this workout with a #TIUapproved Perfect Fit Protein treat like this delicious, nutrient-packed Spirulina Smoothie!

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Thousands of women have found success with pairing their TIU workouts with the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan!

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COMMENTS 13

  1. omg this was sooo hard – i couldn’t do the ball moves at all :( gotta keep trying

  2. Wow, I loved this routine! I really appreciate the explanations you provide on exactly which muscles each move is toning. I’m always more motivated when I know the reason why I’m doing something. I feel like I can really visualize those muscles getting stronger while they’re working!

  3. The site has gotten so much easier to understand. I love the animated videos and clips. And I’m really excited to start working out again.

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