15-Min Abs MIX ‘N MATCH, BABY!

Hey ya’ll! (awkward…sorry for the accent, we’re watching Chopped Southern Style) Anywayyyys, so you want to get some abs in? Who doesn’t! They’re fun, quick, and it’s an enjoyable burn. It’s also fun to work on your mid-section, which bother most people weight or fat-wise. When you do an ab workout (or core–even better), you’re building the muscle there. It’s not necessarily targeting just belly fat, but you will burn calories as you do these workouts, and as discussed earlier, will continue to burn calories afterwards. You’ll start off with some wash-board abs, then move onto certain “packs.” It just matters how hard you work.

So we’ve put together for you an easy routine that can be swapped around. It consists of 3 exercises–you get to choose from the list below. In this fast workout, we want to work all parts of your abdomen including upper abs, lower abs, and obliques. Yes, those aren’t the scientific names, but it’s how we all know them by.  So choose one from each category and put them together. We want to do 30 reps of each and 3 sets  of all of it.

Upper Abs

Lowers Abs


Again, this is a home workout. If you had a facility like a gym, you could obviously incorporate more exercises, using cables, more weights, bars, medicine ball, roman chair, etc.

Remember, you’re doing 30 reps (which means number of times you perform an exercise) of each exercise out of the three categories for 3 sets. Let me show you an example:

Example Mix ‘n Match Abs Workout


  • 30 indian crunches
  • 30 slow bicycles
  • 30 side crunches


  • 30 indian crunches
  • 30 slow bicycles 
  • 30 side crunches


  • 30 indian crunches
  • 30 slow bicycles 
  • 30 side crunches

And that’s 270 reps of abs exercises. So you get the idea. And if you don’t want to just do the same ones, add in some more for your different sets. Also, I normally do ten sets, but three is a great place to start out.

Let me know how this works for you and what abs exercises you love!

Get crazy, Sparta style

9 Responses to "15-Min Abs MIX ‘N MATCH, BABY!"

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  1. champydreamsboxedwinebudget

    August 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you for being my personal trainer! xx

  2. fightagainsthemuffin

    August 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks for the lower ab ideas, pikes are my nemesis but they’re so good for your lower abs!

    • hungryandfit

      August 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Yeah they can definitely be a PAIN! Love the idea of three people all over the world contributing to a fitness blog (I live in the US but I’m half kiwi) :)

      • fightagainsthemuffin

        August 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        Thanks!! We all met while in Korea and became good friends after! Yay you’re kiwi too? Awesome!

        Will defs keep up with your blog, thanks for the add 😀

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