45 minute beginner ab workout with rings at home

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute beginner ab workout with rings at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

45 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
06/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Ring Fall-Outs
  • Circuit 2
  • Elbow to Hands Plank
  • Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise
  • Circuit 3
  • Tall Plank Knee to Elbow
  • Bear Crawl Hold

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Ring Fall-Outs

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Ring Fall-Outs

Follow these cues to perform Ring Fall-Outs correctly:

  • Slowly press your hands overhead, resisting the extension of the lower back.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Elbow to Hands Plank

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Elbow to Hands Plank

Follow these cues to perform Elbow to Hands Plank correctly:

  • From the plank position, slowly bring yourself to the top of press up position
  • Perform a slight pause each time you find a new position
  • Move slowly with control.

Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise correctly:

  • Keep the hips as high as able
  • Slowly lift the leg to its end range and bring to the starting position.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

Complete 12 repetitions

The tall knee to elbow exercise is a very effective anterior core exercise that can be used by people of all abilities.

Benefits of Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

The main benefit of the tall plank knee to elbow is it’s ability to develop strength in the anterior core musculature.

How To Do Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

  1. Start in a stable top of press up hold position.
  2. Lift one leg and bring it to the elbow (or as close as your mobility allows).
  3. Return slowly with control to the start position.

Coaching Tips For Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

Follow these cues to perform Tall Plank Knee to Elbow correctly:

  • Bring the knee out and round to touch the elbow
  • Keep the elbows locked throughout
  • Move slowly with control.

Bear Crawl Hold

Complete 25 seconds

The bear crawl hold is an excellent anterior core and also full body exercise. Using the exercise to develop the core musculature can be excellent for both the general public and athletic populations.

Benefits of Bear Crawl Hold

The primary benefit of the bear crawl hold is its development of the muscle in the anterior core. While secondarily it can help to develop upper body strength or endurance depending on the individual who is performing it.

How To Do Bear Crawl Hold

  1. Start with the hands, knees and toes on the floor, with the knees under the hips.
  2. Lift the hips so the knees are hovering just above the floor.
  3. Ensure the elbows are locked (arms are straight) and maintain the fixed position throughout the entire hold.

Coaching Tips For Bear Crawl Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bear Crawl Hold correctly:

  • Keep knees close to the floor, back straight and hips and shoulders in line
  • Keep the knees under the hips.

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