I created this 10 exercise ab circuit when I was injured earlier this year and could not run or walk for a few weeks. I was able to complete this workout at home with very litte equipmnet required.
For anyone starting their fitness journey I recommnded 4 small pieces of equipment to invest in that will enhance your workout. They can be used for so many diffreent exercises, easily transported / fit in the boot of your car (and I have a small vehicle!) and inexpensive in comparison to a gym membership.
Build your workout toolkit with the following:
1) Set of dumbells
I use 2 kgs, but find what weight works for you. I recomen buying a smaller weight to start with and increaing to a larger amount in time. I purchased these at Rebel Sport.
2) Medicine ball
Mine is 4kg and purchased at Rebel Sport. A medicine ball is so versatile and can be incorporated into various full body movements and exercises.
3) Skipping rope
I bought mine from Kmart. Theres no different between a cheap rope and expensive rope, they serve the same purpose...to jump over!
4) Yoga mat
Get a good one, they will last alot longer than a cheap flimpsy one. Check out LuluLemon.
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If you dont have any of the above, my advice is to improvise! Don't hold back on a workout just beacuse you dont feel set up, you'll never start.
If you don't have the weights, use a tin of corn in each hand.
No yoga mat, use a towel.
No medicine ball, use a heavy cook book.
No skipping rope, find a medium length rope around the house.
Sounds silly but these tricks will do the job. Buy one thing at a time and gradually build your toolkit.
Now for the workout.
Abs Circuit 1
Number of exercises (reps): 10
Number of sets: 1-2
Equpiment needed: Yoga mat, medicine Ball (if you have one)
Target areas: Abdominals
Russian Twist (with or without medicine ball)