Check out our 15-Minute At-Home Abs Workout Routine for a Flat Stomach!
You are about to blast off that belly fat with this 15-minute HIIT circuit that involves fat-scorching cardio intervals and standing core exercises that perform double duty as your belly actively recovers.
Even though it’s true that you can’t see your body reducing weight, research revealed that high-intensity interval training workouts, known merely as HIIT, can be more effective in getting rid of abdominal body fat than traditional cardio.
HIIT also strengthens your core muscles, and that helps to improve your posture, and create more drawn-in abs, thus contributing to a more flatter stomach and sculpted core.
However, a workout is just half the battle. You also need a diet change to reduce belly fat.
How does it work?
Do many reps, as many as possible for each exercise in an order with no rest.
Just like the warm-up, recovery, and cooldown, the core strength moves double.
Repeat the circuit three times.
The total time required is 15 minutes, and no equipment is needed.
1. Squat to Knee Lift Twist
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
Lower yourself into a deep squat as you sit back into your hips and extend your arms in front of your chest while your palms are facing in.
Stand up out from squatting as you balance on the left leg and your right knee lifted in front of the hip, and your arms extend to the sides of your shoulders while your upper body rotates right.
Go back to where you started and redo it while switching sides.
For a better experience, inhale while squatting and exhale on the twist as you draw your abs tighter to the spine while exhaling.
Perform three sets each with as many reps as possible in less than a minute.
2. Side Leap and Balance
While balancing on your right leg, lower yourself into a single-leg squat as your arm drives forward and the left arm back with elbows bent.
Push your right foot off and leap up and over to your left foot while swinging your arms open the sides of your shoulders as you imagine yourself jumping sideways over a puddle.
At the same time, you should be landing in a single leg squat on your left leg and the left arm directed forward.
Repeat the whole exercise on the opposite side and do a lot of reps for a minute in three sets.
3. Crossing Climber
Begin while in a plank position and your feet hip-width apart.
Bend one of your knees across towards your opposite elbow and of possible tap your keen to the arm, and jump quickly to switch legs.
Perform three sets and do as many reps as possible in less than a minute.
4. 180 Squat Jump
Stand upright with your feet hip-width apart and lower into a squat as you swing your arms back by hips.
Jump up quickly and turn over to the right and turn yourself 180 degrees midair as you swing your arms in front of your body for momentum.
Land in a squat position as you swing your arms back by hips.
Immediately, start the cycle on the opposite side.
You should as many reps as you can in about a minute and perform three sets.
5. Laying Straight-Leg Bicycle
Start by laying down with your feet together, and your knees slightly bent with your hands clasped behind your head and your abs engaged.
While balancing, extend your right leg to the front of your body with your toe pointed and at the same time twist your upper body to the right.
Go back to the position you began and repeat on the opposite side.
A quick tip: Always inhale when your feet are together and exhale when on rotation to draw your abs in tighter on exhalation.
Do all the reps you can handle for a minute and perform three sets.