Starting your day with a short ab workout is a great way to kickstart your metabolism and engage your core muscles early. These 4-minute routines can easily be done at home before breakfast to target your abs first thing.

Routine 1:

  • 30 seconds plank
  • 15 crunches
  • 15 side planks each side
  • Repeat 2 more times

Routine 2:

  • 15 bicycle crunches each side
  • 15 reverse crunches
  • 15 russian twists (alternating sides)
  • 15 mountain climbers

Routine 3:

  • 30 seconds forearm plank
  • 15 v-ups
  • 15 crunches on exercise ball (or floor)
  • 15 oblique crunches each side

Routine 4:

  • 30 seconds side plank each side
  • 15 seated leg raises
  • 15 crunches
  • Superman hold for 30 seconds

Perform one of these 4-minute routines before breakfast Monday to Friday. Be sure to warm up your core with a few minutes of light cardio first. Staying consistent with short, effective ab workouts like these will help chisel your midsection over time.

Listen to upbeat music to power through and go straight into your morning shower after for maximum efficiency. Let me know if you need any exercise modifications. Your abs will thank you!