exercises for abs


All 5 of these standing cardio abs exercises will fire up your core & send your heart rate pumping! Progressions are shown for each move. They range from basic to complex. Watch the video for a detailed look at each one. See below on how to incorporate them into your workouts.


We recommend that you add these standing up cardio abs exercises into your workouts for 30-60 seconds each. Choose 1 move per workout & incorporate them in between other drills. Even better, come try a session with us! We'll create an exercise & diet plan that will get you fast lasting results.  Apply for your trial session today.

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the burn! 🏃🏻‍♀️🔥🏃🏻

~ Max & Team MBB


Want a tight strong core? Try this Landmine battle ropes exercise for abs. It's 3x more effective than sit-ups & crunches...and way more fun! Learn exactly how to perform this abs killer, in this post. We share 5 tips & tricks to master this drill, so that you can start incorporating it into your rope workouts. Practice makes perfect. Enjoy the burn! 🔥😅👍

5 Tips & Tricks To Master Landmines

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1. BENEFITS - Strengthen you six pack abdominals, obliques (love handles) and lower back. High calorie burn & great for fat loss, too.

2. GRIP - Bottoms up grip. Barrel hold both, or one in each hand if you have smaller hands.

3. STANCE - Feet just outside shoulder width apart. This is your power position & should feel very stable. Feet grounded, but will pivot as you rotate.


4. POSTURE - Knees should remain bent throughout the movement. Stick you butt out & lean forward. This is commonly referred to as an athletic stance. Be sure to not lean backwards, nor hunch your back/shoulders.

5. PROGRESSIONS- Start with a single 1.5 inch battle rope. Then use both handles. A longer rope will also increase the intensity. We're using 50 foot ropes at our training facility. Next would be a larger rope, at 2 inches wide. Finally, you can travel forwards & backwards with this drill.

This is one of the dozens of battle ropes exercises that we utilize, to get our clients awesome results. Let us create a fitness & nutrition program that's perfect for you!  Have you ever used the ropes before? Did we miss one of your favorites? We love your feedback.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,

~ Max & Team MBB



Super quick & effective fat burning mini band workout. Follow along this 10 minute miniband workout routine! It includes cardio, abs & glutes exercises. You will be feeling the burn! Warmup is also included in this video. Let's do this!

1 Minute Warmup

1. Walkout Pushups
2. Speed Squats

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Resistance Mini Band Workout Routine

1. MB Runners
2. MB Plank Jacks
3. MB Lateral Shuffle
4. MB 3 x 1 Plyo Squat/Sprawl

Follow along in real time with us! Perform each move for 50 seconds, followed bt a quick 15 seconds rest period, before going to the next exercise. Once you complete all 4 loop bands moves in the circuit, repeat them one more time. You will be breathless & sweaty in just 10 minutes!

We shot this mini band workout video on Facebook Live. How do you like these live follow along workout videos? We love incorporating these mini band exercises into our Max's Best Bootcamp workouts. If you're in the Danbury CT area, come join us for an awesome fat burning session. Click LEARN MORE to apply today. We will help you create a simple effective diet & exercise plan that will get you results, whether you're in the area, or across the globe! 

Thanks for stopping by & have an awesome day,

~ Max & Team MBB


Blast your love handles with these 4 kettlebell exercises! In this tutorial video, you will learn exactly how to perform each love handle exercise properly. Technically know as our obliques, or side abdominals. The great thing about these kettlebell side abs moves, is that they will also strengthen your entire core. Try incorporating them into your love handle workouts in a circuit for 30-60 seconds each, or 10-20 reps each.

1. KB Strikers - Start with your feet shoulder width apart. Circle the kettlebell around your waist, then raise it up, catching the bell in one hand, while driving your opposite elbow parallel to shoulder hight. Repeat.

2. KB Side Plank + Thrust - Get into a side plank position. Place KB on you hip & hold it there, while thrusting down & up.

3. 1-Arm KB Swings - Just like the common 2 handed swing, but this variation will challenge your core in a whole new way. High fat burning too!

4. KB Everest Climbers - Start in a plank position, with your hands on the KB. Performing everest or mountain climbers like this creates instability. This simple grip change will force your side abs to engage more, than you standard climbers.

Incorporate these 4 moves consistently into your ab routines, and you can kiss those love handles goodbye! Of course, the only way to truly get rid of them for good, is to combine a proper fat burning exercise program & clean eating. Seems complicated right? Let us take the guesswork out for you & create a customized plan that will get you results fast. Contact us today!

Which of these oblique exercises was new to you? Which ones did we leave out that you do? Let us know if you'd like to see more of these type of tutorials & as always, have an awesome day!

~ Max


Want the best TRX exercises for strong toned arms, abs & legs? Look no further! This is the definitive list of suspension training exercises that you can incorporate into your TRX workouts. This video shows you what the best suspension exercises for arms, abs & legs are. Challenge your entire body with these moves! 

We recommend that you choose 3-6 of these, and incorporate them into your workout routine for 30-6- seconds at at time. We're actually loving these WOSS suspension trainers (Cobra model) at Max's Best Bootcamp...they're quality matches or beats TRX, and area fraction of the cost. Check out the WOSS Cobra suspension trainer.


1. Pushups
2. Atomic Pushup
3. Bicep Curls
4. Tricep Extension
5. Hi TRX Row
6. Low Row
7. 1-Arm Row
8. Letter W
9. Letter T
10. Letter Y
11. Letter I
12. Power Pull
13. Touch & Reach
14. Pullups
15. Burpees


1. Power Pull
2. Touch & Reach
3. Ab Rollouts
4. Plank
5. Plank Press Aways
6. Plank Saw
7. Pikes
8. Plank Knee Tuck
9. Side To Side Knee Tucks
10. Mountain Climbers
11. Cross Climbers
12. TRX Side Plank
13. Side Plank Thrust
14. Side Plank & Reach
15. Scorpions


1. Sprinter Start
2. Plyo Squat
3. Pistol Squat
4. Plyo Lunges
5. Floating TRX Lunge
6. Floating Lunge + Knee Drive
7. Crossbacks
8. Crossback + Knee Drive
9. Crossback + Pistol
10. Foot Cradle Lunges
11. Plyo Foot Cradle Lunge
12. Glute Bridge
13. 1-Leg Glute Bridges
14. Hamstring Curls
15. Reverse Climbers

That should be plenty of variety to get you going 😅

Which ones are your favorite?

We use all of them in our boot camp workouts. Not at the same time of course, the order that you do so is key. Click the LEARN MORE button above, to get more info on getting started today! Let me & my team of certified personal trainers create a fitness plan for you, that will take the guesswork out & get you awesome results fast! 

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,

~ Max

5 MINUTE KETTLEBELL ABS WORKOUT to get a flat stomach fast (routine 5)

5 abs exercises, 1 kettlebell, no situps, no crunches. This kettlebell abs workout will blast your sixpack, love handles & lower abs! Get a flat stomach with this quick 5 minute kettle bell ab workout routine. This is part 5 in this five min. abdominal workouts video series. Perform 1-3 rounds of this killer KB ab circuit:

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1. 10 X 1 Sprinter/Sprawl
2. Plank Pullthrough
3. 1-Leg KB Glute Bridge (R/L)
4. 1-Arm Kettlebell Swings (R/L)
5. Everest Climbers

It's a burner! Follow along with Max & Mariah, for the full length 5 minute kettlebell abs workout routine, as shown in the video. You may repeat 1-2 more rounds if desired. Thanks you to Mariah for being a part of this video with us. Check out her blog & Instagram @freshwaterpeaches.

Are you struggling to melt your stubborn belly fat? I hear this all the time, but very few people know the right formula to actually lose the fat & flatten your stomach. My team & I will create a simple plan for you that will get you great results fast...click the TRY FREE button now. We will get back to you with an action plan today! 

For ideas or questions about this video, or anything fitness related, post in the comments section below. We love your feedback & want to help you get into awesome shape! Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,

~ Max


These are the best TRX abs exercises for lean toned core! Sculpt your abdominals, lower abdomen & get a flat stomach with the 15 best suspension training exercises for abs. In this video, we're using the WOSS suspension trainer, but you can use the TRX, Olympic Rings, Jungle Gym, or any other trainers that you have access to. Here's a list of the moves to add into your trx ab workouts & the exact model we're using:

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1. Power Pull
2. Touch & Reach
3. Ab Rollouts
4. Plank
5. Plank Press Aways
6. Plank Saw
7. Pikes
8. Plank Knee Tuck
9. Side To Side Knee Tucks
10. Mountain Climbers
11. Cross Climbers
12. Side Plank
13. Side Plank Thrust
14. Side Plank & Reach
15. Scorpions

Oh yesss, those abs are already looking a little tighter & flatter for sure! Want to really get rid of belly fat? Come join us at Max's Best Bootcamp. We take the guesswork out of your fitness journey & all fitness levels are welcome. Simply click on the TRY FREE button below, to apply for your complimentary boot camp training session...

Which ones of these 15 TRX suspension trainer ab exercises will you add into your next core workout? Got questions about them, or ideas for future videos? Post them below in the comments section. We love your feedback :)

~ Max