Resistance Band Workouts For Abs

If you are dreaming of the six pack or more defined abs, this is one of the best resistance band workouts for abs. The workout consists of only four short exercises, so it’s perfect for those who do not have much time, but still would like to squeeze a quick workout in their free gap.

Resistance Band Workouts for Abs

Resistance Band Workouts For Abs

This is one of a core stimulating resistance band workouts for abs, which when performed on regular basis along with a healthy diet will provide amazing results! For better results, we recommend completing it two times a week. All you need is a flat band. Make sure to choose the band appropriate to your fitness level. If you are unsure, check our Resistance Band Color Coding. However, if you are a beginner, we recommend starting with a light resistance. For those who had some exposure to strength training, a medium resistance might be appropriate. This is a great workout as you can complete it anywhere!

Exercise 1: Bicycle Crunch

  1. Lay down on your back with resistance band wrapped around your feet and your hands placed at the back of your head. Slightly lift the shoulders and your feet off the ground. This is your starting position.

  2. Start completing crunches by bringing left knee towards your chest while at the same time you twist your upper body to try to reach the bended knee with your right elbow.

  3. Return to starting position and switch the leg and opposite elbow after each time.

  4. Complete 20 reps.

Tip: Instead of rushing through with your bicycle crunches, you will feel your core is more engaged when you slow down and perform these simultaneously to your breathing, which should be calm and steady. This will provide better muscle contraction and therefore better results.

Exercise 2: Dead Bug

  1. Lay down on your back with resistance band around your both feet. Extend your arms straight towards the ceiling. Bring your feet, knees and hips up to 90 degrees. This is your starting position.

  2. Extend one leg straightening the knee and hip to bring the leg just above the ground. Simultaneously lower down the opposite arm behind your head, so that it hoovers over the ground as well. Keep the tension on the band with the other foot.

  3. Return to starting position and repeat the exercise with the other leg and arm.

  4. Complete 20 reps.

Exercise 3: Hip Dip and Crunch

  1. Lay down on your back with resistance band around both feet. Raise your feet towards the ceiling and keep your legs straight. This is your starting position.

  2. Crunch up as you dip the hips up at the same time.

  3. Slowly return back to your starting position.

  4. Complete 20 reps.

Tip: Make sure to keep pressing out on the bands as you dip the hips towards the ceiling. This way you will activate the glute medius.

Exercise 4: Plank Taps

  1. Place resistance band around your wrists.

  2. Begin in the plank position, i.e. face down with your arms extended, elbows directly under your shoulders. Your head should be relaxed and you should keep your focus on the floor. This is your starting position.

  3. First, tap the right hand forward, then bring it and tap it back. At the same time keep a stable plank position and core.

  4. Return to your starting position. Switch hand and repeat the exercise.

  5. Complete 20 reps.


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