Happy hump day friends.  I hope you are having a fantastic week filled with positive vibes, good food, and you’re finding time to fit in some workouts.  How’s that last one going for ya?  I know it’s October and the last thing on most of your minds is trying to get a killer core, because bikini season is over.  But let me tell you a few things about your abdominal muscles.  They are there, they really are, for most of us they’re just small or hiding.  Abs are truly made in the kitchen.  If you want abs you have to eat a clean and healthy diet with carbs, protein, and healthy fats (click the link to see what I ate while on the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan which portions each of these food groups). And the last thing about abs is if you want them in the Summer you better start making it a habit of exercising and working on them NOW.  Building muscle takes time, more time and effort than most people are willing to put in.  But with this Killer Abs Circuit Workout all I’m asking for is 20 minutes.

Killer Abs Circuit Workout. Exercises to help strengthen your core.

Today I am linking up with Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday to share one of my favorite ways to end a workout, with a good ab session.  I like to choose five exercises and do each for about 45 seconds then I rest for 15 seconds before moving onto the next exercise.  Now if you do this at the end of any cardio or strength training workout, know that during almost any exercise you are working your core.  I just like to spend a little extra time on it a few times a week.

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If you do this whole workout the way it’s written it will take you just under 20 minutes and your abs will be on FIRE by the end.  I have been doing this ab routine at least once a week, occasionally switching up the exercises and within time I started noticing a significant difference in my core strength.  Feel free to change or modify any of the exercises.  I just like the circuit of 45 seconds work and 15 seconds rest when doing abs, because you REALLY start feeling it those last few seconds.  And yes sometimes I do have to stop and rest for a second during the work time, but I don’t give up, I take a deep breath and get right back in it.  And you can do this too!

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Flutter Kicks



Let me know in the comments, Instagram, or Twitter if you give this workout a try.  And don’t forget to add the workout image to your Pinterst Board to save for later and check out some other workouts on my Pinterest Boards or on the blog like this Lower Body Circuit and Arms and Abs Workouts.  I actually just completed both of these this week and I am feeling strong…. and sore.

What’s your favorite Ab Exercise?

Do you workout less in the Fall/Winter months?

What’s one workout you’ve been loving lately?


23 Comments on Killer Abs Circuit Workout

    • sweetandstrong
      October 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm (6 years ago)

      Aren’t they! They’re the two moves I usually need to step and rest for second during.

  1. Nicole @ Fitful Focus
    October 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm (6 years ago)

    I need to start doing more core work, so this is great! Thank you!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm (6 years ago)

      I was telling myself that for the longest time and finally found a few ab routines and committed to doing them.

  2. Emily
    October 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm (6 years ago)

    I love killer abs circuits! I think scissor kicks or flutter kicks might be two of my favorites!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm (6 years ago)

      I love them too Emily! And those flutter kicks are so much harder than they look! Hope you give this one a try.

  3. Ange // Cowgirl Runs
    October 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m subbing in for Jen on Wild Workout Wednesday today 🙂

    What a great quick and effective series!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Ange, hope you give it a try!

  4. Annmarie Licatese
    October 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I ALWAYS feel the burn with flutter kicks! Great workout- thanks for linking up and sharing!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Their so hard right!

  5. Evangeline
    October 7, 2016 at 2:24 am (6 years ago)

    This looks super! In an, “Oh my goodness my abs are dying” kind of way. I’ll have to give it a try. I love ab workouts 🙂

    • sweetandstrong
      October 7, 2016 at 11:30 am (6 years ago)

      Haha yes, ab workouts are always a great idea until you can’t move the next day, lol.

  6. Tricia@MissSippipiddlin
    October 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm (6 years ago)

    This would leave my abs on fire! Great workout! Before this summer I’d say I worked out more in the cooler months but I’ve tuned to the gym more this summer. I fell in love with working on legs. IDK why I’m trying now to find balance between my strength training and training for fall half’s.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm (6 years ago)

      So hard to find balance between running and strength training. I used to run all the time, but now I love lifting. But that’s bound to change. It’s just so important to be switching up your workouts.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 10, 2016 at 11:24 pm (6 years ago)

      Yes I feel the same way about abs, great way to get your heart rate moving when you’re maybe not in the mood to workout.

  7. Garagegymplannner
    January 21, 2017 at 7:48 am (6 years ago)

    Killer workouts, I love to follow your workouts.Trying this out soon!

    • sweetandstrong
      January 24, 2017 at 1:21 am (6 years ago)


  8. Julia Kruz
    July 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite exercises are windshield wipers and plank. After 2 years of yoga it is easy for me. Thanks for sharing, Patricia!

    • sweetandstrong
      July 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm (6 years ago)

      Those are great ab moves!

  9. JustHomeGym
    July 11, 2018 at 3:41 am (5 years ago)

    Awesome workout ideas! I’ve been following your blog since 2017, and this is one of my favorite workout routines.

    • sweetandstrong
      July 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much, glad you enjoy it 🙂