This post will show you some useful ab workout apps for both at home or gym training. I like using applications for the following reasons:
- I don't get bored doing the same ab exercises over and over again.
- I can make my ab workout routine more versatile.
- Apps let me strengthen my midsection from various angles.
- I can learn more exercises for abs.
- I can log and track my development.
And, if you are a beginner, applications help to learn the moves and guide you to reach your goals step by step. It's a bit similar to as if you have a personal trainer.
Now let's see some paid and free ab workout abs that are worth downloading.
1. Six Pack 30 Day Workout
This 30-day ab challenge app is made for men, women, and useful from beginners to advanced people. Each of the exercises is presented in the apps so that beginners can learn the proper form. Also, during the workout, the users get tips on what focus on.
The ab workouts are generated based on the body fat level of the user. That is an excellent idea since the level of fat influences the type of exercise and the training intensity. For example, if the user has higher body fat, more belly fat burning exercises are included. If the user is already lean, more strength training exercises are included in the workout plan.
The ab exercises all bodyweight ones that means you don't need to use any equipment at all. Hence, a perfect choice for home workout.
Other useful features are Google Fit compatibility, workout reminders, weight loss tracking, and calculating your BMI within the app.
2. Abs Workout - Daily Fitness
One of the most popular free workout apps out there since 2012. We can create a custom core workout depending on our fitness level. Each of the core exercises is presented, and we can see how hard they are. Of course, 30 ready to use guided ab workouts are available as well. We can also follow a 4, 6, or 8-week workout schedule as well.
I like the interface of the fitness app since it's straightforward. Plus, they add frequently add new workouts to the app for different levels.
3. Daily Yoga for Abs
If you prefer a mild workout to strengthen your core, what would be better than yoga? People are willing to underestimate yoga's power, but they are proven exercises for strengthening the entire core.
The app is made by many yoga masters who teach you how to perform each yoga practice properly. The app is like a yoga class with its supporting community.
We can choose from a wide range of plans from full body to daily ab workout. We can find targeted programs for each body part.
4. MMA Spartan System Home Workouts
Frankly, this is my favorite home workout app. It includes different types of training sessions for strength, endurance, body parts, or skills. Most abs workouts are bodyweight workouts, but some are with exercise equipment like dumbbells or skipping rope. As the name suggests, moves from martial arts are also available. We can create our custom workouts as well. It also includes an exercise library with instructional videos.
The app is also packed with different nutritional plans to burn fat even faster. Within the transformation center, you can follow your weight loss journey, track calories burned, training progress, and track your workout history.
As you see, it's not a typical app for abs, but the plans (high-intensity interval training, MMA endurance workouts) that are available are so well-organized that they help to burn fat effectively.
5. Lose Belly Fat at Home
This app is made for women to get a quick yet effective training plan at home. Since aerobic exercises are essential to burn fat, cardio workouts with abs exercises are available in the app. The virtual trainer guides you through the 10-minute workout with video tutorials. A wide range of tracking is also available.
Do abs workout apps help to build six-pack abs?
People download these apps thinking just by following the ab workouts, they will have a six-pack or a flatter stomach, sooner or later. The problem is that if that was true, millions of people were walking on the benches with washboard abs. But it's not the case.
Having a six-pack depends on how much belly fat covers the abdominal muscles. And that depends on the body fat level of the person. If you have stomach fat, you should burn it first to get those muscles visible.
The problem is that an ab workout doesn't burn many calories that are required for fat loss. The more muscles are activated during training, the more energy they need. That means we should have an intensive full-body workout that increases the heart rate, physical activities such as running, HIIT, jump roping, etc.
But for losing belly fat, there is a more critical factor, that is your diet. We need to control the daily calorie intake to get a calorie deficit. Hence, the body starts burning the existing fat.
Finally, I have to mention that strength workouts also help weight loss since the increased muscle mass leads to a faster metabolism.
To sum up, weight management is the key.
There are millions of paid and free fitness apps out there, but none works without the dedication and wise lifestyle decisions. An ab exercise routine doesn't bring results if you don't support it with healthy nutrition and workouts that engage the entire body. I don't say, ab workout apps are useless, but alone they aren't enough to get results.