5-Minute Tummy Toning Workout

August 28, 2013

Pressed for time? You can still whittle your middle. Just pick an efficient routine like the one below from Inches Off! Your Tummy by weight-loss expert Jorge Cruise. It blasts fat by drawing inspiration from high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—cardio workouts that alternate between high-intensity to low-intensity exercises. If you’re ready to start shaving inches off your stomach now, give this 5-minute routine a shot.

Sumo Deadlift with Jump (1 minute)
Leg Lift with Band Stretch (1 minute)
Sumo Deadlift with Jump (1 minute)
Leg Lift with Band Stretch (1 minute)
Sumo Deadlift with Jump (1 minute)


Sumo Deadlift with Jump

1. Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width and hold a dumbbell (or medicine ball) in your hands, arms straight down in front of you.
2. Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor. The weight will lower in between your legs. Don’t hunch your back.
3. Explode upward so you jump off the ground. Keep your arms straight in front of you. When you land, you’ll be back in the starting position. Repeat for 60 seconds.
Tip: To simplify, do exercise without weight and concentrate on clean, controlled jumps. To supercharge move, increase weight of dumbbell but be sure you can maintain proper form.

Leg Lift with Band Stretch

1. While lying on your back, hold a resistance band up in front of your shoulders. 
2. Lift your right leg without bending it until it’s straight up. Simultaneously pull your hands until your arms are open wide and the band is stretched across your chest. Hold for a second and then lower your leg and return your arms to the starting position. Alternate leg lifts for 60 seconds.


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