15-Minute Fat-Burning Tabata Abs Workout That You Can Do Anywhere!

Sculpt tight abs while trimming belly fat with this Tabata workout for your abs and core muscles. #tabataabs

Make every rep and every set count with this Tabata abs workout that you can literally do anywhere in just under 15 minutes!

If you want to hit your abs hard while trimming down on your belly fat then you need to do this Tabata abs workout.

This workout, right here, right now.

This workout promises to challenge your core while raising your metabolism and giving you a seriously quick workout. Perfect for when you are short on time.

This workout will wake you up and give you plenty of energy so if you are after an ab workout where you can lie down and crunch away then maybe you’d like this 5 minute ab workout.

Traditionally Tabata isn’t supposed to focus on your abs and core; it was developed by Professor Izumi Tabata with the goal of training his speed skaters to improve their fitness speed and performance

What he discovered was that with just four minutes of maximal interval training it is possible to improve vo2 max (a measure of aerobic capacity), increase metabolic rate and increase fat loss all whilst maintaining that much needed muscle mass. 

Because of these fast and sustainable results, Tabata is one of today’s most popular forms of  HIIT

And as you know we love HIIT…. It’s in the name! 

We want to maintain the high-intensity nature of what Tabata is all about but apply it to an Ab Routine. So for this Tabata abs workout, there will be no lying down, crunches or sit-ups. 

Lying down and Tabata just don’t go together. Instead, all of these ab and core exercises will be in the form of a plank-based routine. 

This way you will still be able to challenge your abs and core muscles while elevating your heart rate, building up a sweat, and ramping up your metabolism….just what HIIT is all about! 

This Tabata Ab Workout consists of 3 Tabata routines with a 1-minute rest interval. The first 2 Tabatas are made up of 4 sets of 2 exercises and then in the third Tabata, we put all of the exercises together to make a 4 exercise Tabata with 2 rounds.

Here is how you will complete the three Tabatas one after the other for your 15-minute ab workout.

  • Complete Tabata 1 
  • Rest 1 minute
  • Complete Tabata 2
  • Rest 1 minute
  • Complete Tabata 3
  • Finished – High Five!!

The workout – 15-minute Tabata Abs workout

What you’ll need: Exercise Matt and Interval Timer

Exercise Format: In true Tabata style, complete 20 seconds of each exercise with a 10-second rest interval between each set for a total of 8 rounds. Exercising non-stop (with only a 10-second rest between each exercise) for a total of 4 minutes, pushing yourself as hard as you can! Remember each Tabata lasts 4 minutes.

Then rest for 1 minute after Tabata 1, before starting Tabata 2, which you’ll complete in the same way. Once Tabata 1 and 2 are complete, you will rest for 1 minute again and complete Tabata 3. Let’s go.

Tabata 1

  • 20 sec Mountain Climbers
  • rest 10 sec
  • 20 sec Spiderman Plank
  • rest 10 sec
  • x 4 rounds

Rest for 1 minute before starting Tabata 2 below.

Tabata 2

  • 20 sec Grasshopper
  • 10 sec rest
  • 20 sec Shoulder Taps
  • 10 sec rest
  • x 4

Rest for 1 minute before starting Tabata 3 below.

Tabata 3

Put both routines together: 

  • 20 sec Mountain Climbers
  • 10 sec rest
  • 20 sec Spiderman Plank
  • 10 sec rest
  • 20 sec Grass Hopper
  • 10 sec rest
  • 20 sec Shoulder Taps
  • 10 sec rest
  • x 2 rounds

The exercises

For correct form and to reduce your risk of injury use the video demonstrations below for each exercise if you are unsure how to perform them.

Mountain climbers

Spiderman Plank


Shoulder Taps

There you have it! Work as hard as you can for the best results and if you want to burn fat and hit your abs go fast. However, if you want to feel the Abs burn then slow down the exercises and make each exercise last 30 seconds instead of the usual 20 seconds.

Good Luck and remember, I’m rooting for you!

Shred belly fat with our 15 minute Tabata workout for your abs and core that you can do anywhere at any time as you need no equipment to complete it.
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