Video: Try This 15-Minute Low-Impact Abs Workout With Dumbbells From Trainer Kara Liotta
This 15-minute lower-body dumbbell workout is part of trainer Kara Liotta’s fun and effective Power Sculpt program on the All Out Studio app. Women’s Health+ members get 50 percent off an All Out Studio membership for 12 months using code WHSTRONG50.
When it comes to abs workouts, 15 minutes feels like just enough time to light up your core muscles without leaving you in a literal puddle on the floor.
That’s exactly what you get with this short and sweet workout from Women’s Health trainer Kara Liotta. Using just two to three sets of weights (1-2 pounds, 5 pounds, and an optional 8-pounder will get the job done), you’ll work everything from your six-pack-muscles to those deep-down transverse abdominis muscles in this low-impact sweat session.
You’ll start with a quick bodyweight warmup before delving right into the main event with Liotta. Then you’ll transition into a quickie plank sequence, before picking up the weights for both standing and lying abs series.
Don’t worry: There are modifications for everything! “Meet your body where it is today,” Liotta says, as she offers up beginner and advanced options for everything from which weights to use to the position of your legs in side plank.
Ready to sweat? Check out Kara’s workout now, available outside of the app exclusively to Women’s Health+ members:
Whether you prefer to work your abs with planks, crunches, standing abs exercise, or leg raises, there’s something for everyone in this 15-minute routine. “You should feel some nice core strength right about now,” Liotta says as she closes out the session at the end. Another workout done!
Women’s Health+ members who subscribe to the app get a cool exclusive deal: 50 percent off the monthly price of an All/Out Studio subscription for 12 months. Just make sure you use the promo code WHSTRONG50.
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