The 10-Minute Workout to Help You Feel Better In Your Jeans

vThese exercises for your abs, back, and obliques are key if you’re looking for how to get rid of a ‘muffin top.

If you are tired of this part of the skin that rolls over your jeans (often called ‘muffin top’ or ‘love straps’), there is no shame; You are far from the only one looking to slim down in this area.

The hard truth: No matter how many abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises you do, you can’t tone the top of your muffin into oblivion. It’s fat, which means the only way to really get rid of it is to lose weight.

That said, you can firm the muscles underneath to make you feel better, look more elegant and burn calories that will eventually help you get the stomach you want.

If your abdomen is not fully toasted after that, do Kym’s next 10-minute lower abdomen workout and you will surely get burned quickly.

How it works: Follow Kym in the video above or do the step by step moves below. Complete the warm up and do each superset twice. Ex: Do a complete set of exercises 1a and do a complete set of exercises 1b. Repeat. Then move to 2a and 2b.

Warm-Up

Cobras

A. Lie on your stomach on the floor, palms on the floor below your shoulders.

B. Inhale to press your palms and lift your chest off the floor by pulling your shoulders back and extending your head toward the ceiling.

C. Exhale and slowly lower to the starting position. Do 5 repetitions.

Extended Snakes

A. Lie face down on the floor, palms on the floor and forehead resting on your fingers.

B. Inhale to lift your chest and extend your arms backwards, beside your hips, your fingertips reaching your toes.

. Exhale to the lower chest and return to the starting position. Do 5 repetitions.

1a. Bicycle Crunches

A. Lie on your stomach on the floor, hands clasped behind your head and elbows pointing sideways.

B. Raise your shoulders and feet to hover off the ground. Drive the right knee toward the chest and revolving torso to drive the left elbow to the knee.

C. Alternate, extending right leg and directing left knee and right elbow toward center. Keep alternating.

Do 20 repetitions, counting each side as 1 repetition.

1b. Plank Bird-Dog

A. Start in a high position on the board.

B. Keeping the core steady and maintaining the plank position, raise your right arm straight to extend forward and raise your left leg straight as high as possible.

C. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side, raising the left arm and right leg.

Do 20 repetitions, counting each side as 1 repetition.

Repeat movements 1a and 1b.

2a. Side Plank Toe-Touches

A. Start on a board on the right side, leaning on your elbow with your fingertips pointing forward. Extend your arm above your head so that your biceps are next to your ear.

B. Bring the straight left leg forward and the straight left arm forward to touch the toes in front of the navel.

C. Return to the starting position.

Do 20 repetitions on each side.

2b. Mountain Climbers

A. Start in a high position on the board.

B. Drive the right knee toward the chest, then return to the high board and pull the left knee toward the chest.

C. Continue alternating rapidly, keeping the core tight and hips aligned.

Do 20 repetitions, counting each side as 1 repetition.

Repeat movements 2a and 2b.

3a. Plank Twists

A. Start on an elbow board.

B. Rotate the hips to the right, lowering until the right hip touches the floor.

C. Raise the hips back to the center and rotate the hips to the left, lowering until the left hip touches the floor. This is 1 repetition.

Do 20 repetitions.

3b. Washer Crunches

A. Lie on your stomach on the floor, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. The hands are crossed behind the head, with the elbows pointing sideways.

B. Lift your shoulders off the floor. Squeeze the right obliques to bend the torso to the right, pulling the right elbow toward the right foot.

C. Squeeze the left obliques to bend the torso to the left, pulling the left elbow toward the left foot. This is 1 repetition.

Do 20 repetitions.

Repeat movements 3a and 3b.

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