These exercises are designed for people trying to get rid of the fat around their stomach but just don't find enough time to do so.
No one stuck in the throes of the hustle culture has time to open their eyelids towards rest let alone a workout regimen to keep themselves fit. So these fifteen exercises can be done anywhere (with the right tools of course!) and take only 10 minutes.
For 30 seconds, invoke your childhood and jump the rope to get almost all your muscles warmed up. This exercise helps boost energy and makes for quick cardio before some hard-core exercises.
Get into a plank position, with your forearms either on the ground or on an elevated set-up, and bring your right knee to the left elbow. Alternate between the two for 30 seconds. This exercise targets your abs, glutes, hip flexors, obliques, and shoulders.
On a Yoga mat, rest one of your elbows on the ground and stack your feet one above the other. Extend the arm not resting in the opposite direction of your feet and then bring your extended elbow to the bending knee. Hold for a few seconds, and bring it back. Continue this exercise for 40 seconds for each side. This exercise targets your oblique area.
Get into the tricep dip position, with your feet hip-width apart and your hands resting on the floor behind the feet while facing upwards. Bring one hand to touch the toe of the other leg and alternate for 40 seconds. This exercise targets your abdominal muscles.
On a stability ball, rest your elbows before extending your legs away from your elbows vertically. Bring your knee to your chest and hold for a few seconds before alternating the legs for 3 minutes. This exercise targets your abdominal muscles.
Start with your feet together and arms by the side, slowly start extending your arm and the opposite leg in opposite directions, and bend till your torso is parallel with the ground. Maintain this balance for 10 before retreating and starting again. Repeat each side for 60 seconds. This exercise targets the abdomen, chest, shoulders, hamstrings, ankles, and legs.
Sit on the floor, Extend your legs forward before slowly raising them. There should be a small bend in the knee and the legs should be raised until the knees align with the chest as you slowly lean back. Twist your torso from side to side for 2 minutes while keeping your legs stationary. This exercise targets all the muscles in your core, obliques, and spine.
Stand straight on a Yoga mat with your feet together, and touch your toes before extending them forward until your body makes a triangle with the ground. Slowly raise your leg upwards till it aligns in a straight line with the other leg. Hold for a few seconds before bringing the knee to your elbow. Repeat for 30 seconds on each side. This exercise targets the core and glutes.
Get into a lunge position. Place your left hand on the floor next to your right foot. Your left hand should be raised up toward the sky. Keep both hands straight and hold the position for 10-20 seconds. Repeat on the other side. This exercise targets the abdominal area, rib cage, and shoulders.
Hold a medicine ball above the head with your feet shoulder-width apart, slam it down as hard as possible to the ground, catch it, and hold that squat for a few seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times. This exercise targets the triceps, abdomen, shoulders, calves, back, glutes, and quads.
Lie on a yoga mat with your stomach touching the ground with hands touching the ground on the side. Slowly raise your chest up by pushing on the ground with your hands. Hold for a few seconds before retreating to starting position. Repeat three times for 10 seconds each. This exercise targets the shoulders, abdomen, and buttocks.
In this exercise, place a ball between your legs while lying down and facing upwards. Slowly raise the legs to bring catch the ball before extending the arms and the legs in the opposite direction. Repeat this process 15 times. This exercise targets your abdomen, glutes, and shoulder areas.
Lie with your back on the ground and bring your knees to your chest, raise your hips off the floor and hold for a few seconds. Repeat 30 times. This exercise targets all the abdominal muscles, placing particular emphasis on the lower abs.
Stand on the floor with feet shoulder-width apart. Place hands on your hips and exhale all the air from your lungs while simultaneously sucking your stomach in. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat 10 times.
Sit comfortably on the chair with your head, neck, and spine all aligned, put your hands behind your back and raise your elbows to shoulder level. Rotate the elbows at a medium pace for 30 seconds. This exercise will target posture and balance while cooling down the recently worked-out muscles.
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