If you want to work your core at home, grab a pillow from your couch and two hand towels and try this ab-tastic workout from certified personal trainer Massy Arias. It includes six exercises: two that use a pillow, two that use two hand towels, and two that are just bodyweight. These exercises are challenging and effective, so be prepared — you're going to be incredibly sore. A couple of these moves I've actually never tried, so cheers to Massy for keeping workouts new and exciting!
Massy mentioned in the caption, "Peep the bruises I've earned for not using a better floor mat during my workouts, ouch," so be sure to have enough cushion underneath you. Since the hand towels will be sliding, you'll need to do this workout on a bare floor. If you only have carpet, use sliders (if you have them), or just grab some paper plates from the kitchen.
Six-Pack At-Home Workout
Equipment: small pillow and two hand towels, sliders, or paper plates
Directions: "Perform three to four sets of eight to 10 slow repetitions per movement," Massy said.
- V-up leg lift
- Double leg lift
- Plank knee drive and lift
- Elbow plank oblique crunch
- Slider ab rollout
- Superman to hollow hold
Massy added this note, "Core exercises help strengthen your abdominal muscles and build muscle in those areas. But exercises alone without balanced and consistent nutrition, won't help you decrease body fat to reveal the muscle you've built with these routines." You can meet with a registered dietitian to ensure you're optimizing your nutrition.