20 Best Abs Exercises To Burn Belly Fat And Build A Stronger Core

Building a stronger core and defined abs is a common goal that we are all looking to achieve when we workout. It can also be an area that we all struggle with, and finding effective ab workouts is stressful. At Nobadaddiction, we love creating fun and straightforward ab workouts designed for beginners and workout enthusiasts alike. Grab your favorite Nobadaddiction workout outfit and get ready to hit the mat for 20 ab-burning moves. 

The workout is set up so that you can follow along in real-time. With 30 seconds activation and 10 seconds rest between each exercise and 40 seconds rest between each round.

Heel Taps

Start by lying flat on your back and bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor. Lift from your abs and pull your shoulder blades off of the ground. Once you are in a partially crunched position, shift your body side-to-side as you tap your heels with the tips of your fingers.

heel taps workout exercise

Single-Leg Crunch

While lying on your back with your knees bent, place your hand behind your ears. Lifting with your chest, take your right arm and lift your upper body and left leg at the same time to meet in the middle. Switch to lifting your left arm to your right knee and continue switching between arms. 

single leg crunch workout exercise

Knee To Elbow

Laying on your back, with your arms behind your head, simultaneously lift your upper and lower body. Crunching at the waist, bring the inside of your elbows to the outside of your knees. Release your feet and shoulders to the floor.

 knees to elbow

Running Climbers

With your hands directly underneath your shoulders and your toes planted firmly on the ground, assume a plank position. Alternate bringing your legs to the center of your chest, keeping your back flat and your core tight. 

Running Climbers workout exercise

Low Plank Hold

Lay flat on the ground and lift yourself onto your toes and elbows to get into a low plank position. Create a straight line from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Keep your abs tight and hold this position.

low plank hold workout exercise

Straight Leg Crunch

Lying flat on your back, put your hands behind your head and lift your legs so that they are bend at a 90—degree angle. With your abs tight, lift your left elbow to your right knee and then switch. Continue alternating your elbows to your knees for 30 seconds.

straight leg crunch workout exercise

Leg Lifts

While lying on your back, place your hands in a triangle shape under your lower back and hips for extra support. Using your abs, slowly lift your straight legs to the ceiling and carefully return them back to the floor.

leg lifts workout exercise

Reverse Crunch

Much like a leg lift, lay flat on the ground with your hands by your side. Carefully and with control, lift your legs towards the back of the room. You want your knees to become almost parallel with your nose. Slowly return to your starting position and continue for 30 seconds.

reverse crunch workout exercise

Russian Twists

Sit on your booty with your upper body and lower body, both situated at a 45-degree angle. With your abs constricted, twist your upper body from left to right while keeping your feet still and suspended in the air. Continue moving from side to side. 

russian twists workout exercise

Cross Spider Plank

Get into a plank position with your wrist under your shoulders, and your core held tight. Cross your right knee across your body towards your left elbow. Quickly touch your toe back to the ground and bring your right knee to your right elbow (outside of your body). Repeat on the left side and alternate for 30 seconds.

cross spider plank workout exercise

Crunch Hold With Taps

Lie flat on your back with your hands behind your head. Lift and hold your shoulders off of the ground and raise your knees to a 90-degree angle. Carefully lower your left toe to the ground and then switch so that your left toes are back in the air while your right toes tap the floor. Continue alternating your feet.

crunch hold with taps workout exercise

Plank Toe Touch

Get into a low plank position with your elbows underneath your shoulders. Push your left leg out to the side and tap the ground with your toe. Alternate with the right foot and keep it going for 30 full seconds.

plank toe touch workout exercise

Side Crunch Right

Lay on the left side with your hands behind your head. Slowly lift your right elbow towards your legs.

side crunch workout exercise

Side Crunch Left

Switch to your right side and complete the same motion as above.

side crunch workout exercise

Plank With Hip Dips

Get into a low plank position with your elbows under your shoulders, and your back is flat. Slowly let your hips fall to the right, bring them back to the middle, and lower them to the left. Continue alternating from side to side.

plank with hip dips

Straight Leg Crunch

Laying completely flat, put your hands behind your head and pull your chest up into a crunch position. 

straight leg crunch workout exercise

Side Plank Hold (Left)

Supporting yourself on your left elbow and left foot, stack your feet on top of each other and hold your hips off the ground. 

side plank hold workout exercise

Side Plank Hold (Right)

Switch to your right side and complete a 30-second hold.

side plank hold workout exercise

Bicycle Crunches

Laying on your back, lift your knees to a 90-degree angle and pull your shoulder blades off of the ground—alternate between twisting your upper body, bringing each elbow to the opposite knee. Keep alternating sides. 

Bicycle Crunches workout exercise

Scissors

Lying on your back, place your hands underneath your hips for support, and raise your feet about halfway into the air. With your core tight, alternate crisscrossing your feet.

Scissors workout exercise

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