Stop doing crunches and sit ups and grab some paper plates or sliders for a great at home AB Workout.

Paper Plate AB Strength Workout

I do not believe in only doing crunches or sit ups to work your abs.  I feel that any exercise, whether it be for your upper or lower body, are ALWAYS working your abs.  But I still like to do exercises that specifically target the abdominals.

The paper plates in this workout act as ‘sliders’.  If you don’t have carpet you could use towels or gliding discs on a hard floor surface.

I discovered these six exercises from doing online videos and reading fitness magazines.  I call it my Paper Plate Ab Workout, If you want you could pair this workout with 20-30 minutes of HIIT training, running, walking, biking, or riding the elliptical.

Try to do 3 sets of 12-15 reps.  Trust me you’ll feel the burn in your abdominals!

1.)  Plank In-and-Outs:  Begin in a plank push up position with your feet on the paper plates or sliders.  Slide your feet out to the sides, then back in to the starting position, that’s 1 rep.

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2.)  Plank Pike:  Begin with both feet on the sliders in a plank push up position and slide your feet up towards your chest and bring your hips/butt up towards the ceiling keeping your legs straight.  Return to the starting position, that’s 1 rep.

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3.)  Plank Tucks:  Begin with both feet on the sliders in a plank push up position and slide and bend your knees and feet in towards your chest and then back to the starting position, that’s 1 rep.

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4.)  Creepy Crawler::  Begin with both feet on the sliders in a plank push up position and slide your left leg out towards your left elbow.  Return to the starting position and repeat on the right side, that’s 1 rep.

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5.)  Plank Row:  Begin with both feet on the sliders in an elbow plank and slide your entire body forwards keeping your forearms in the same position on the ground.  Pull your body back to the starting position, that’s 1 rep.

Paper Plate AB Strength Workout

Paper Plate AB Strength Workout

One Legged-Mountain-Climber:  Begin in a plank push up position with your right knee pulled into your chest and your left foot extended on the slider.  Slide your left knee in towards your chest and then back to the starting position, that’s 1 rep.  After you have completed 12-15 reps on the left leg switch and complete 12-15 reps with the right leg.

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12 Comments on Paper Plate Ab Workout

  1. Kimberly Hatting
    August 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm (1 month ago)

    I’m gonna try these! I love doing planks, and detest crunches (because they seldom ever are effective). I need to modify the Mountain Climbers (due to my healing knee), but everything else will work!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Awesome Kim, I hope you give them a try. It’s such a great AB workout. And you can definitely modify the mountain climbers by leaving your other foot on the floor or leaving it out.

      Reply
  2. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    August 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm (1 month ago)

    This is a great idea for a workout. I’m pinning for the next time I’m traveling!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Didn’t even think to mention it would be a great travel workout! You can easily find something to slide with while away from home! Hope you give it a try Sarah.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm (4 weeks ago)

      You will definitely feel the burn after this one!

      Reply
  3. amanda @amanda-isms
    August 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm (4 weeks ago)

    These are ROUGH. My favorite ab exercise is the basic plank 😀

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Yes planks are so good!

      Reply
  4. Annmarie
    August 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Paper plates are such a great and creative way to get in a sweaty core workout. Love this!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks Annmarie, I love workouts where I don’t need any fancy equipment 😉

      Reply
  5. Marina @ Happy Healing
    August 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm (4 weeks ago)

    This is so cool! I’ve always wanted to get those sliders but paper plates seem to work super well, too 🙂

    My fav ab workout lately has been planks and plank variations. They’re super effective!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Planks are SO good! And yes def no need for the sliders if you have carpet, I love using the plates!

      Reply

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