Body Blog: 1-Minute Abs and More Quick Workouts

absWith finals right around the corner, you may be feeling pressed for time. Instead of skipping that workout, here are a few ideas on how to get the most from the time you have when it comes to exercise.

1 Minute Abs
The one minute abs workout can be done anywhere – from the gym to your dorm. It’s a routine that works every ab muscle and will get results if done properly without rest in between moves. It’s a combination of 3 moves, each for 20 seconds.

*Leg Lifts – To get started, lie on your back with legs straight, lifted about 6 inches above the ground. Feel free to put your hands underneath your butt so your low back doesn’t arch. Lift legs to 90 degrees so they are right above your hips and lower them. Repeat for a total of 20 seconds. This move is commonly referred to as leg lifts.
*Toe Taps – Immediately go into the next move called toe taps. Bring legs above hips, out straight or with a slight bend and reach your hands towards your toes. When you come back down, stay about 3 inches above the ground and reach right back up. You don’t have to actually touch your toes but reach as far as you can without putting too much strain on your neck. Complete toe taps for 20 seconds.
*Bicycle Crunches – Without rest, bend knees into table top position. Bring hands to the temples of your head and crunch up bringing opposite elbow to the opposite knee while straightening out the other leg, and switch sides. Make sure you don’t rock side to side.

Here is a video of the workout if you are more of a visual type person.

Want more quick workouts? Try the world’s fastest workout that promises to burn over 400 calories post-workout by raising your heart rate and metabolism. If you try that and still want more (are you crazy?!), check out the bicycle version that is sure to break a sweat in less than 4 minutes.

Got a question about this workout? Follow me on Twitter and send me a message. If you liked this article, check out my blog for updates throughout the week, including a 1 Minute Buns video that will be live later today on our channel on YouTube!



    1. maddie says:

      nice, i love this. easy to do in the privacy of a dorm room. thanks

    2. tightie says:

      try this workout….

      it does wonders to tone the butt

    3. pyncincarty says:


      Compared Translations of the meaning of the Quran

      Islam orders the worship of a man because:

      Muslims are also `Muhammadans'

      Early non-Muslim quasi-researchers of Islam called it `Muhammadanism', implying in some way that Muslims worshipped the Messenger of Allah (saas). Hence, the (false) basis for this misconception really emanates from non-Muslims. However, as was described above, a "Muslim" is "one who submits to Allah." The essence of Islam is pure, pure, pure monotheism. Allah says in the Qur'an (translated):

      12:1-4] Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the One on whom all depend; He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none comparable to Him.

      :144] Muhammad is no more than a messenger: many Were the messengers that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will you then turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.

      From the Sunnah, specifically in the study of the Sunnah called Sahih Bukhari, we find:

      :93:470] Narrated Mu'adh bin Jabal: The Prophet said, "O Mu'adh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?" I said, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "Not to punish them (if they do so)."

      :55:654] Narrated `Umar: I heard the Prophet saying, "Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Apostle."

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    4. Matt says:

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