Flat Tummy Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Now that the month of holiday indulgences is behind us, no one wants a belly like a bowlful of jelly. If toned abs are on your resolutions list this year, we’ve put together a few flat tummy workouts that you can do at home, in a hotel room, at the office during your lunch break – just about anywhere!
Gym closed? On the road? Working late? Whatever your apparent obstacles to achieving flat abs, you can overcome them with these equipment-less workouts.
If you love the ability to increase the intensity, try an elevated plank pose. All you’ll need is a secure, raised surface to balance your legs on top of. This could be a stair, the couch or a curb. Add weight to your back – a partially filled bookbag works great – for more resistance. Keep your body straight and tense your core muscles for 1 to 1.5 seconds. Repeat up to 15 times, depending on your fitness level.
Hone your lower and side abdominals by going “around the world” (although you really don’t have to leave your house!). This exercise involves lying on your back with your hands under your hips. Raise your legs to begin. Slowly move your legs in a clockwise rotation, then reverse the motion. This is one rep. Do this up to 15 more times before starting another exercise.
See all 17 ab workouts, including photos, tips and variations here.
Miss your in-person classes or personal trainer? As long as you have WiFi and about 10 minutes to spare, you can cut your six-pack by following along to this video. You don’t need any special apparatus or even much space, so no excuses! You might want to have a towel handy to wipe the sweat you’ll work up.
Set aside 15 minutes to strengthen your core with this Bicycling magazine workout. It’s not just for cyclists, but it does involve a circuit of exercises that target the muscles all around the core – from your lower back to your obliques to your transverse abs. And, aptly, one of the exercises is called the 3-rep bicycle crunch. (Don’t worry – no two-wheeler required!)
Give your ab workouts a helping hand by adding Balance capsules to your daily routine. They’re designed to reduce bloating and produce a more toned tummy. Read more on that here! Bonus: Balance’s formula supports digestive and immune system health.
Get beach-ready and feel more confident and stronger by incorporating these flat tummy workouts into your at-home (or anywhere!) exercise routines this year.