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Abs 2 Home Workout Guide

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Abs 2 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. We want to keep you motivated to smash your fitness goals whilst encouraging you to join our fun and inclusive fitness community.  

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is an Abs Workout?

Your abdominal muscles (abs) all sit in your stomach and by working these muscles in dedicated ab workouts, you’ll start to notice more definition on your stomach and could even work towards having a 6-pack! This abs workout has been put together by our expert personal trainers who want to keep you motivated during this time and help you to keep working towards your fitness goals. Follow this range of movements and embrace the burn in your abs. We guarantee that you’ll feel better after completing these exercises; just 20 minutes of exercise will have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing and will give you an extra bit of motivation and energy.

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What You Need For an Abs 2 Workout

This is one of our non-equipment workouts so all you need is a bit of dedicated space in your home to work on these. All of the exercises are floor-based, so if you have a yoga mat, that’ll help to give you a bit of support extra. If not, just find a comfortable spot on your carpet or rug. To maximise this abs workout, you could use some weighted equipment for the sit ups and/or Russian twists but it’s up to you. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and wide selection of free weights equipment to help you push yourself. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up a water bottle. You can still perform these exercises without weights if you like, it’s up to you. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!

Exercise 1: Crunches

Start this abs workout by laying flat on your back with your feet pointing upwards. Simply start performing a crunch to tone and sculpt your abs – raise your chest and shoulders whilst squeezing your core and hold for a second. Try to keep your legs flat and don’t overextend as this could cause an injury to your back.   

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10 reps with a 2 minute rest between sets.  

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Side Plank (Left)

To perform a side plank safely, make sure you have plenty of space the floor. There are a couple of ways to perform a side plank. Option 1, lay on your left side and rest your elbow onto a cushion (optional) for support and elevate your body, resting your weight on your arm and feet. Option 2, if you struggle to hold yourself up with your legs straight, push the weight up from your knees instead. You could either hold this weight for 30 seconds or perform 10 reps dipping your hip to the floor depending on how much you want to push yourself.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10 reps (or a 30 second hold) with a 2 minute rest between sets.  

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Exercise 3: Side Plank (Right)

Roll over to your right side and perform the slide plank exactly the same way as you just did on your left hand side. You should start to feel a pull and burn in the side of your stomach, this is  a good thing because you’re working your core – specifically your obliques. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10 reps (or a 30 second hold) with a 2 minute rest between sets.   

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Sit Ups

A sit up is a firm ab workout favourite as it helps to strengthen your core and define your abdominal muscles. To perform a sit up, lay down with your knees raised and feet flat. Next, simply sit all the way up so that you’re touching your knees. Repeat this movement until you complete 10 reps. If you want to step up the intensity of the workout, hold your weighted equipment in front of you when performing your sit ups.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10 reps with a 2 minute rest between sets.  

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Exercise 5: Russian Twists

This is one of the exercises you can use your weighted equipment for if you wish, but it’s optional. Sit on the floor with your upper body slightly leaning back and your feet on the floor. Put your arms out in front of you and simply twist your body from side to side. To make this slightly more difficult, lift your feet off the floor and keep them elated until you’ve performed all of your reps.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10 with a 2 minute rest between sets.  

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: V-Sit Leg Extensions

The final exercise is a combination movement that works both your core and your legs. Sit down on the floor and get into a ‘v-sit’ position. This means shaping your body like a V – with your torso slightly leaning back and your legs pointing slightly upwards. Put your arms out in front of you and slowly bring your legs into your chest and then extend. Alternate the leg movements to perform an individual rep. Try to keep your feet off the floor but if you find it too difficult, place your arms down at your side to support you. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this full Abs 2 workout.

Abs 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Optional: Dumbbells > If you don’t have this equipment try alternatives  

like 1kg of sugar, bottles of water, tins of beans or other household items. 

Cushion or pillow 

Fitness Space 

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.  

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

20 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

 

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a mixture of types including a wide range of exercises meaning that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time that you’re exercising from home. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals. 

Follow this Abs 2 Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more! 

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Abs 2 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.  

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

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