10-minute tummy-ton­ing work­out

(You can do it in front of the TV, so no ex­cuses!)

Woman & Home (South Africa) - - In Your Style -


Lie face down on the floor rest­ing on your fore­arms. Slowly push off the floor, ris­ing up onto your toes, rest­ing on your fore­arms. Make sure that your back re­mains flat, in a straight line from head to heels, and con­tract your ab­dom­i­nals to pre­vent your bot­tom from stick­ing up in the air. Hold for 30 sec­onds, re­lax down and re­peat two to three times.


Lie on your side with legs straight, toes pointed. Pull in your stom­ach then lift both legs a few cen­time­tres off the ground and slowly lower down. Try not to bend at the waist. Imag­ine your belly but­ton press­ing into your spine to work deep ab­dom­i­nals. Try 12 on each side.


Sit on the floor with legs bent in front of you and feet flat on the floor. Rest hands on the backs of your thighs. Pull your stom­ach in and slowly roll back to­wards the floor, stop­ping af­ter a few cen­time­tres. Hold for 10 sec­onds, keep­ing your tummy pulled in. Re­peat, moving a lit­tle fur­ther to­wards the floor. Keep go­ing un­til a) your feet come off the floor, b) you start to shake, or c) you feel any­thing in your lower back. Re­peat this whole ex­er­cise three times.


Lie on your back with hands un­der bum and both feet 15cm off ground. Keep­ing legs straight, flut­ter-kick feet for a count of 30. Rest for 30 sec­onds and re­peat.


Lie on your back with legs bent, arms folded be­hind head. Curl for­ward be­fore ex­tend­ing your left leg out in front of you, then keep­ing el­bows wide, ro­tate torso to­wards the bent right knee, so your left armpit is reach­ing to­wards the knee. Switch sides and ex­tend the right leg, ro­tat­ing your up­per body to­wards the left knee. Do 10 on each side.

Waist-whit­tling ex­er­cises will help stream­line your midriff

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