Tough Mudder Training: 5 Moves That’ll Chisel the Abs You’ve Been Daydreaming About

The six-pack of your dreams is under there somewhere, but it’s not gonna chisel itself. Lose the excuses and get to work with these 5 anywhere, anytime ab exercises.

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds, rest one minute, then repeat for a total of 3 circuits. 

Penguin Toe Taps 

Lie down with your knees bent, hands facing up and at your sides Lift shoulders and head off the mat and reach your fingertips toward your toes, one side at a time. 

Bicycle Crunches

Lie on floor with your lower back pressed to the floor. Lift one leg at a time, bending at a 45 degree angle reaching opposite elbow toward opposite knee. Create a bicycle pedal rotation with your legs, alternating each side, twisting back and forth. Keep your neck and spin aligned to avoid strain. 

Static V Pulses

Lie on your back, legs extended, raised off of the ground. Bring your lower back to the floor and engage your core. Then, lift your shoulder blades and neck off of the floor and begin to pulse your arms parallel to the floor in a short range of motion. 

Side Plank Dips

Lie in a side plank position, making sure your elbow is in line with your shoulder, palm flat on the floor. Dip your hips down toward the floor then lift them back to the starting position. Switch sides 15 seconds into your 30 second set.  

Toe Touches

Lie on your back with straight legs. Raise both legs up and reach for your toes until your fingertips touch them (or come close to it).

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