Top 5 Exercises To Tone Your Abs from Home

If you want to tone your abs this year but do not have the time to go to the gym every day, don’t worry. There are a huge variety of exercises that will help you achieve that goal without taking up too much of your time. The good news is that you can do it from the comfort of your home. And the better news is, no equipment is needed. All you need is a mat and enough space to move.

person using kettlebell exercises to tone abs from home
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Of course, the change will take some time. To make a difference, you must be consistent and disciplined. Your abs will grow faster when combined with the Massfit abs belt series, which uses EMS and TENS technologies. You can also use Massgun to recover quickly to help you keep doing the daily workout.

Listed below are 5 different workout ideas for strengthening your abs. Try two sets of each movement, or three if you’re feeling energetic. Don’t forget to take a 30-second rest between sets.


The plank is an excellent workout for strengthening your core, glutes, and hamstrings. It will help you maintain proper posture and improve your balance.

How To Do a Basic High Plank:

  • Lying face down with your palms flat on the ground.
  • Make sure your hips are higher than your knees while your hands are shoulder-width apart. Your elbows and wrist should be aligned beneath your shoulders.
  • Keep your legs hip-width apart.
  • Tuck your tailbone and engage your core.
  • Hold for 15-20 seconds (for beginners). Or hold for 45-60 seconds as you gain strength. Do it for 2 to 3 sets.

If you’re up for more, you can continue with a side plank.

How To Do a Side Plank:

  • Lie on your side with legs straight and feet stacked on top of another.
  • Place your elbow underneath your shoulder.
  • Then, using your forearm, press yourself up into a side plank position. Make sure that your spine is straight from your head to your tailbone.
  • Tuck your tailbone and engage your core.
  • Hold for 15-20 seconds (for beginners). Or hold for 45-60 seconds as you gain strength. Do it for 2 to 3 sets.

Shoulder Taps

Shoulder taps might look similar to plank but the two are not the same type of exercise. This workout will tone your abs while also strengthening your wrists and arms. It can also naturally improve good body posture and your balance.

How To Do Shoulder Taps:

  • Start in a high plank position.
  • Engage your core, keep your hips and shoulders square to the ground.
  • Press into your right hand, touch your right shoulder with your left hand, then drop your palm back to the floor.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • While moving, keep your hips as steady as possible and squeeze your core tight.
  • Do it for 15-20 seconds (for beginners) or 45-60 seconds as you gain strength. Do it for 2 to 3 sets.

Bicycle Crunch

 The crunch is one of the best ab exercises. It focuses on your abdominal muscles, specifically your deep abs and obliques. If you do it correctly, bicycle crunches can improve core strength to help you maintain a good posture. 

How To Do Bicycle Crunch:

  • Lie flat on your mat with your lower back pressing on the ground while your head and shoulders are slightly lifted.
  • Put your hands behind your head, elbows open wide and relax your neck.
  • Raise your legs and bend your knees.
  • Tuck your pelvis and engage your core as you bring your right elbow to your left knee. Straighten your right leg and lower it as close to the floor as possible without touching the mat.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Aim for 10 to 20 reps. Please do it for 2 to 3 sets.

Bird Dog

The bird dog is a simple exercise that targets your core muscles, especially your abdominals, lower back, buttocks, and thighs. It can help with stability and encourage good posture. 

How To Do Bird Dog:

  • Start in a tabletop position with your hands directly under your shoulders and your hips over the knees.
  • Engage your core, and keep a stable back and pelvis while lifting your right arm forward and your left leg off the mat at the same time.
  • Lengthen the back of your neck and tuck your chin into your chest.
  • Pause for a few seconds, then lower them back.
  • Return to the start and repeat on the other side.
  • Aim for 5-10 reps for one set and do it for 2 to 3 sets.

Russian Twist

The Russian twist is the most popular abs workout that targets the entire core. This workout not only improves your balance and strength but also stabilizes your spine. 

How To Do Russian Twist:

  • Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet off the mat slightly.
  • Slowly lean back by straightening your spine at a 45-degree angle or forming a V-side.
  • Raise your feet and place them in front of you. Put your arms over your chest.
  • Engage your core while you twist your torso from side to side without moving your legs.
  • Keep your lower body still as you rotate back and forth.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Aim for 5-10 reps for one set and do it for 2 to 3 sets.
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