10 minutes, no equipment, and this core workout to strengthen your abs

Define your ab muscles with this step-by-step core workout

Woman doing ab workout on floor mat
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Working on our stomach muscles is important for lots of us but often, finding the time to work out is half the battle. Many of the best ab workouts can be done pretty much anywhere at any time, and this trainer-led core workout is just 10 minutes long. 

Ideal for fitting in at the start of your day or even on a lunch break, this ab workout from Canadian personal trainer and yoga teacher FitbyMik, gives you helpful guidance to make sure your ab moves have the correct form so you can reap maximum results.

You won’t need any weights to give this short workout a go but investing in one of the best yoga mats can help to protect your back while you’re doing each move. Plus, a grippy mat is ideal for other home workouts. 

Now is the perfect time to get your ab workout essentials lined up as this year’s Prime Day fitness deals include big savings on everything from yoga mats for home workouts to ab wheels and more. Find today’s best deals below and keep reading to try out this ab-blasting core workout. 

Today's Best Amazon Prime Day ab workout deals

Manduka Pro Lite Yoga Mat | Was $99, now $84.15 at Amazon

Manduka Pro Lite Yoga Mat | Was $99, now $84.15 at Amazon
During Fit&Well's tests, this yoga mat was a great all-rounder. Despite its name, it's still nice and thick and is ideal for ab exercises or intense sweaty home workouts. Plus, it's 15% cheaper right now.

EnterSports Ab Wheel and 6-in-1 Kit | Was $39.99, now $23.97 at Amazon

EnterSports Ab Wheel and 6-in-1 Kit | Was $39.99, now $23.97 at Amazon
Take your core workouts up a gear with this 6-in-1 kit which is a whopping 40% cheaper today. Including an ab roller, knee pad, push up bars, and resistance bands, this kit offers a whole range of workout options. 

Gaiam Yoga Mat | Was $24.99, now $21.10 at Amazon

Gaiam Yoga Mat | Was $24.99, now $21.10 at Amazon
Not only will this trusty yoga mat be ideal for working on your downward dog, it's also great for floor ab workouts. Plus, it's 16% cheaper as part of Amazon Prime Day deals.  There's a huge range of colors to choose from, just don't take long or you'll miss out. 

Watch FitbyMik's 10-minute Strong Abs Workout

If you fancy giving this workout a go, we've listed each move below. 

  • Bicycle crunches
  • Leg raises with hip pulse
  • Ankle reaches
  • Single knee raises
  • Mason twists
  • Alternative leg sit-ups
  • Cross reach twists
  • Leg raises with split
  • Crunches

Training your abs can not only help to achieve a defined core when you combine it with a healthy diet, but developing your core muscles can help you with a multitude of tasks such as walking, getting out of bed, and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. 

If you're looking for other ways to work these muscles, try out these core strengthening exercises at home. 

Want more bargains? Be sure to check out our guide to the best ab rollers.

All the best Prime Day fitness deals in one place
Prime Day 2022

All the best Prime Day fitness deals in one place

We're keeping a keen eye on all the best Prime Day fitness deals as they happen, with major discounts on cardio machines, fitness equipment, running shoes, Fitbit, Apple Watch and other fitness trackers, and much more. Don't miss out!

Sophie Bird

Sophie is Editor at PetsRadar and was previously Editor (Maternity Cover) at Fit&Well and has worked in digital publishing for over five years after starting her career in print journalism. Sophie has worked across some of Fit&Well's biggest sister sites including TechRadar, Live Science, and Top Ten Reviews where she was a Section Editor. Her previous experience includes reviewing products, feature writing, and creating a magazine for cancer patients to support them through their treatment journeys. Sophie's love of all things fitness began when she was studying for a degree in English Language & Linguistics and she took up running in between lectures, which she found fantastic for stress busting. Since then, Sophie's switched to gym workouts and is trying her hand at yoga (although her Crow pose is still a long way off). Her top fitness tip? Find a form of exercise you enjoy and it won't feel like a chore.