Ready to banish that muffin top and sport a leaner look? We’ve got a speedy workout designed to fit into even the busiest schedule and still get results you’ll want to show off. Burn calories, lose fat and trim your tummy in just ten minutes three times a week. Why not start today?
Jump rope: 2 sets of 30 seconds. You’ve got this.
V-ups: 2 sets of 30 seconds. To do this lay flat of the floor with arms and legs extended. Reaching for your toes, lift your legs and torso as if trying to form the letter V with your body.
Bicycle Crunch: 2 sets of 30 seconds
Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head. Lift your shoulders from the floor and bring your right knee toward your chest. Aim your left elbow toward the knee. Continue moving your legs in a cycling motion and meet your elbow with the opposite knee as it approaches your chest.
Scissor kicks: 2 sets of 30 seconds
Start by lying on your back with feet about 6 inches from the floor. Your hands should be at your sides. Engage your abs and keeping both legs straight with feet off the floor, alternate kicking your feet toward the ceiling.
Plank: 2 sets of 30 seconds
Get into push up position with elbows bent and forearms resting on the floor. Your body should form a straight line, or plank, from your shoulders to ankles. Your feet should rest on the balls with toes curled under. Engage your core and hold for 30 seconds.
Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then go for another full round. When you’re short on time, don’t skip your abs workout just pare down to 5 minutes.
Don’t forget diet. You’ve probably heard that abs are made in the kitchen, so don’t undo all your hard work with high calorie, high-fat foods that land on your waistline. You don’t have to starve yourself but you do want to aim for a mix of fibrous fruits and veggies, whole grain carbs and protein. When you treat yourself, do so in moderation. Remember, it takes about 40 minutes of moderate running to burn off two slices of pizza.