Abs begin at home – specifically, with this highly effective workout you can do while watchingg the footief on TV
Build abs in front of the box
They say abs are built in the kitchen – but that’s not strictly true. You certainly reveal your abs in the kitchen – no matter how arduous your core regime, a diet of chips and cake will leave them hidden – but you can build them in any room of your house, as long as you’ve got a bed, chair or sofa to hand. ‘You should focus on a skill each time you practise core work, so you’re learning something while building abs,’ suggests strength and conditioning coach Andy McKenzie (ironmac.com), creator of this workout. ‘That way your training is about more than just vanity. The L-sit is perfect for this – in this workout, you follow it up with high-rep conditioning work to improve overall performance.’ Bonus: you can get it done during the half-time break. Start with the L-sit for the required time, then move on to the circuit and do between four and six rounds, depending on your fitness level. Do the dorsal raise as a transition between every move in the circuit – so you’ll do the knee-toelbow crunches, raise, slow crunches, raise, isometric hold, then finally raise. Rest for 30 seconds between rounds.