10MIN Standing Abs Workout

10 Min Standing Abs Workout is fun little finisher workout from Heather Robertson that will give your core some work and also keep your heart rate elevated. I really enjoyed it. Heather has several standing abs workouts and I enjoy every one of them. They are all a little different. In fact, this one reminded me that I really need to use them all more often as finishers. They are so much fun! The exercises are each done for 30 seconds of work with no rest/recoveries between exercises. There is a timer in the lower right hand corner of the screen counting down your intervals and recoveries. When there is 10 seconds left of an exercise, a video appears in the upper right hand corner showing Heather previewing the next exercise.

10 Min Standing Abs Workout is 11:46 minutes; 30 second intro, no warm up and 50 second stretch. Equipment: light dumbbells. I used 2 pound dumbbells.

  1. High knee twist (hold DBs together in front of chest with elbows extended to sides, do alternating knee raises, bring DBs to hip when knee raises)
  2. Side bend & crunch (stand with legs wide, one arm is extended overhead, do a side bend, reaching DB overhead and to the side then do a knee raise to the side, bringing elbow of same side arm (the one that was reaching to side on side bend) to thigh when it raises)
  3. Repeat #2 on other side of body
  4. Side to side twist (hold DBs together in front of chest, lower into a partial squat, rotate upper body/DBs side to side keeping hips facing forward)
  5. Wood chopper (stand with legs wide, keeping arms straight and DBs pressed together, reach DBs overhead over one shoulder then chop arms/DBs down to opposite hip)
  6. Repeat #5 on other side of body
  7. Knee driver (alternating knee raises, DBs are pressed together, reach arms/DBs overhead then pull them down to knee when it raises)
  8. Kick & twist (stand w/ hands/DBs behind head, do one knee raise, bringing opposite elbow to knee + one front straight leg lift/kick, bringing opposite hand/DB to foot)
  9. Repeat #8 on other side of body
  10. High knee run
  11. Repeat #1-10

For more info on Heather Robertson’s workouts and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.

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