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10-minutes a day for a flatter tummy

Fitness By Nina Odongo

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Getting that flat tummy doesn’t have to involve long, gruelling sessions. Combined with a clean diet, this short and sweet workout blasts your abs and burns fat, meaning you can squeeze it into even the busiest schedule.

45 seconds: Plank Pike

Start in a low plank, on your forearms, keeping your body straight. Raise your bum towards the ceiling until you are an inverted ‘V’ shape then return to start and repeat.

30 seconds: Cardio Interlude

45 seconds: Plank Side Step

Start in a low plank, on your forearms, keeping your body straight. Keeping your legs straight, alternate tapping your left and right foot out on either side of your body.

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30 seconds: Cardio Interlude

45 seconds: Reverse Crunch

Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air. With control, raise your bum a few inches off the ground then lower back down. Repeat.

30 seconds: Cardio Interlude

45 seconds: Table Top Crunches

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Lie on your back with legs raise in the air at ninety degrees. Place hands on side of head and crunch up towards your knees, rounding your back and keeping your lower back on the floor throughout. Repeat.

30 seconds: Cardio Interlude

Repeat the whole set once more.

Cardio Interlude:

For your cardio, select something you can do for thirty seconds without resting. This could be anything from jumping jacks or high knees or jogging or marching on the spot, depending on your level of fitness. The key is to challenge yourself to keep moving for the entire 30 seconds.

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