Sculpt Your Gorgeous Core With This 10-Minute Workout

Get ready to reveal your strong, sculpted, gorgeous abs. This body toning workout plan is a fast and highly effective ab-toning routine you can do anytime and anywhere. All you need is 10 minutes!

Keep your core muscles tight by performing the abdominal draw in to support your lower back. Credit: undrey/iStock/GettyImages

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Keep It Tight

Keep your core muscles tight by performing the abdominal draw in to support your lower back during these exercises. Learn how to activate these muscles lying down; then incorporate the maneuver into the rest of your workout.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the ground.
  2. Place your hands on your hips.
  3. Tighten your lower abs, drawing your belly button toward the ground, through your lower back. The muscles under your fingertips should feel tense.
  4. Hold for several seconds; then relax.
  5. Repeat 20 times.

Body Toning Workout Plan

This sculpt and tone workout routine is equipment-free, making it perfect to squeeze into your day when you have a few extra minutes. You can even do it while traveling, while on a lunch break or whenever you find yourself outdoors or at the beach.

For amazing results, do 15 reps of each move and repeat three times.

Move 1: Bikini Walkout Exercise and Plank Jack

Sculpt your entire core and inner thighs with this walkout exercise.

  1. Start by standing at the back of your mat and then walk your hands out in front of you into a plank position.
  2. Jump your feet out to the sides of your mat and back to center.
  3. Walk your hands back to meet your feet and return to standing.
  4. Do 15 reps.

Move 2: Tummy Toner

Target your obliques and shoulders with this move.

  1. Start in a plank position.
  2. Bring your right knee up to your right elbow and then return to plank position.
  3. Repeat on the other side.
  4. Do 15 reps on each side.

Move 3: Russian Twist

Sculpt your obliques, lower abs and thighs with the Russian twist.

  1. Start seated with your knees bent and feet lifted about six inches off the ground.
  2. With a flat back and chest lifted, lean back at a 45-degree angle and bring your hands together with your elbows out.
  3. Twist your torso to the right, then back to center.
  4. Repeat to the left side.
  5. Do 15 reps on each side.

Move 4: Side Plank Knee-to-Elbow Crunch

This move tones your obliques and thighs.

  1. Start in a side-plank position on your left hand with your bottom knee placed on the ground and top leg extended out straight.
  2. Reach your right arm directly overhead.
  3. Bring your right elbow to your right knee to a side-crunch position. Return to start.
  4. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Do 15 reps on each side.

Read more: 10-Minute Workout for Flat Abs

Move 5: Side Plank Hip Dips

Sculpt your obliques and shoulders with side plank hip dips exercise.

  1. Start in a side-plank position on your left hand with your right arm stretched overhead and legs staggered (top foot placed slightly in front of the bottom foot).
  2. Lower your hips a couple of inches toward the ground and then back up to the starting position.
  3. Repeat on the other side.
  4. Do 15 reps on each side.
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