I tried this TikTok ab workout with 2.5 million views — here’s what happened

According to TikTok, this workout gives you abs


Jane McGuire

published 22 May 22

According to TikTok, this workout gives you abs

When it comes to workouts that promise to give you abs, I’ve tried them all — from Daisy Keech’s hourglass workout, to that time I did 100 dead bugs a day for a week, my quest for a stronger core has involved a number of weird and wonderful workouts. With that in mind, when I heard of a new TikTok ab workout that was making the rounds, I had to unroll my exercise mat and find out more. 

The workout, posted by TikTokker Annabel Lucinda, has amassed 2.5 million views on TikTok, after Lucinda credited it for a body transformation. Lucinda did the ab exercise once a week for four months, and was keen to point out in the comments that she paired it with good nutrition.

As Chris Hemsworth’s personal trainer Luke Zocchi told us, “It doesn’t matter how hard you train your abs if you don’t have a low enough body fat percentage, you stand no chance of seeing that beloved six pack you have been working so hard for. That all comes down to diet and nutrition.  In order to see those washboard abs you have to be lean; I recommend men to have between 8-12% body fat and women around 14-18% body fat for best form.” Read Zocchi’s advice on the best ab exercises to do here. 

It’s also worth pointing out that what works for someone on TikTok might not work for you and your body. If you’re a complete beginner, the number of reps in this workout might be a little intense. It’s also important to check with a personal trainer to ensure you’re getting your form right before upping the number of reps or adding weights to exercises.