We are people living in a fast-paced society, demanding things to be done as fast as possible. We want our coffee served within a minute, our laundry done quickly.

For those who are busy like you and me, we want to stay fit and healthy amidst our chaotic schedule. We want to maintain a flat tummy and lean body despite the lack of time. We want to burn as many calories even with a limited moment.

If you’re wondering how this is possible, this quick workout is my answer! Perform this circuit after your usual cardio training to tone your abs and get that beach-ready belly.

Three-way Plank

The three-way plank is a strength training exercise that primarily targets the lower back and abs. It’s a variation of the regular plank, which is considered one of the best exercises to sculpt the abs.

To perform:

  • Get down on the plank position with your elbows and hands flat on the ground. Feel the tightness in your abs.
  • Turn your hips, knees, and toes to the right as you raise your right arm up towards the ceiling and stack right foot on top of the left. You should be on an elbow side plank.
  • Gently lower your body down to the starting position.
  • Repeat on the other side to complete a rep.
  • Perform for 1 minute.

Triangle Hip Press

An excellent exercise for building core strength, the triangle hip press stretches the hips while it also tones your abs and engages the muscles of your legs.

To perform:

  • Lie down on the mat with arms by the sides, palms down, and legs straightened up at a 90-degree angle, feet flexed.
  • Engage and tighten your abs as you raise your hips and lower back off the ground as high as you can.
  • Lower your hips down to the right as if placing them down on the right bottom corner of a triangle.
  • Press back up and lower your hip to the left.
  • Return to the starting position to complete a rep.
  • Perform for 1 minute.

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Kneeling Heel Twist

The kneeling heel twist is a basic exercise to tone the abs and obliques. It also works out the thigh and back muscles.

To perform:

  • Kneel on the mat with your hips directly above the knees and hands behind the head, elbows out.
  • With your abs braced tight and hips centered, twist your torso to the right as you reach your right hand towards your right ankle.
  • Return to the center, then repeat on the other side.
  • Perform for 1 minute.

Leg Circles

Usually performed as a Pilates exercise, leg circles work the abs, obliques, and hips, making it a great move for those trying to stretch their hips and tone their belly.

To perform:

  • Lie on your back with your legs together and arms extended to the ceiling.
  • Engage your abs as you raise your legs straight over the hips. Make sure to keep your back against the mat.
  • Draw a big circle with your legs — clockwise first then counterclockwise.
  • Perform for 1 minute.

Side Scissors Crunch

For a toned tummy, you also need to target your obliques. The side scissors crunch exercise doesn’t just focus on developing six-pack abs but also helps get rid of love handles and inner thigh fat.

To perform:

  • Lie on your back with your legs together and arms overhead.
  • Brace your abs tight as you lift your head, shoulders, and legs (90-degree) off the ground.
  • Open your legs to the sides as you crunch up and reach your hands through them as if chopping.
  • Inhale and go back to the starting position.
  • Perform for 1 minute.

Seated Bicycle Twist

Common performed sitting on the floor, the seated bicycle twist is an exercise that’s sure to engage your abs and obliques, strengthening and toning them for that packed look. Not only that, as it also develops your balance and stability.

To perform:

  • Sit on the mat with knees bent and lifted to the chest and hands clasped behind your head. Balance on your seat and keep your back straight.
  • Lean back a little with your torso as you straighten your right leg, then simultaneously twist your right shoulder towards the left knee with the elbows out to the sides.
  • Return to the starting position, then repeat on the other side to complete a rep.
  • Perform for 1 minute.

A flat tummy is a desirable asset to many, but it often takes hard work to achieve it. It doesn’t come easy; if it does, everyone would be boasting their six-pack. Coupled with a great diet plan, work towards the belly of your dreams with this workout.

Let us know your favorite move in the comments section below!