Last updated on May 18th, 2019 at 05:30 am
This 10-minute at home ab workout is for women, who don’t have much time and can’t or don’t want to make it to the gym! You can do these ab exercises anywhere you want and don’t need any equipment. For best results do this plank routine 2-3 times a week to strengthen your core, tone your abs, improve posture and burn belly fat!
How & Why Burn Belly Fat
There are many reasons you might want to lose fat around your waist beyond just having abs. Having too much fat around your belly can, for example, increases your risk of getting a heart attack as you get older.
What you need to do if you want to get rid of your muffin top is incorporate a cardio/HIIT component to your ab routine. This will make your body burn more calories and fat overall which will also result in a leaner midsection. Another part, of course, is eating clean.
10-Minute Ab Workout For Women To Do At Home
Made out of 4 different plank moves, this workout is perfect for reducing abdominal fat, as it combines HIIT and ab exercises: it tones and it makes you sweat.
I did this routine today in the morning and realized it’s also a great way to start your day! You feel strong, energized and happy you’ve done your workout before 8 am. And it took you what? 10 minutes? Come on!
Perform each move for 30 seconds and take rests in between. I recommend doing 2-3 rounds total.
I did 30 seconds work, 20 seconds rest to transition into the next exercise. If you need longer or shorter breaks, don’t hesitate to adjust.
Don’t forget to warm up for 2-3 minutes and to play your favorite music to this! It makes everything SO MUCH easier and more enjoyable. I played Beyoncé’s B-Day album because I’m stuck in 2006 and also because it’s a really good album.
Exercise 1. Plank Jacks – 30s
This core exercise is a mix between a plank and a jumping jack. You start in plank position and jump your legs apart and then back together. Repeat this move for 30 seconds. Watch the video below for a demonstration and more details.
Exercise 2: Mountain Climbers – 30s
From plank position bring your right knee into your chest, then quickly switch legs. Remember to keep your body straight and your core tight throughout the entire exercise. To me, this exercise feels like a mix between a plank and high knees. Keep alternating the legs for 30 seconds. Watch the video below for a visual demonstration and more details.
Exercise 3 & 4: Side Plank With Arm Reach – 30s (each side)
Get into side plank position – your left elbow under your shoulder, hips off the ground, your legs straight (advanced) or knees on the ground. Your body should be forming a straight line. Reach your right arm high, then reach under, keeping your torso stable, your core engaged and your hips off the ground. Reach the right hand up again. Repeat this exercise for 30 seconds, then do it on the other side. Watch the video below for a demonstration and more details.
Exercise 5: Plank Hops – 30s
From high plank jump your feet to your chest. Then jump back to a plank. Repeat this move for 30 seconds. Make sure to keep your hands under your shoulders and your core engaged throughout the entire process. Watch the video below for a demonstration of the move!
I hope you enjoy this ab workout, let me know if you have any questions!