Got a lunch break? Then let’s be honest: you have time to work your core. If you can sneak away to a conference room or make a little space in your office, then you can do this 10-minute workout and still have time for lunch—no excuses allowed! All you’ll need is a little floor space; there’s no need to head to the gym, change clothes, and sneak away for a second shower, taking up extra time in your busy day. This quick flat belly workout is ideal to do over your lunch break or whenever you have 10 minutes to spare.
This workout will teach your body to engage the most important abdominal muscle you own—your transverse abdominus. Through a series of planks and other core body moves you’ll feel the muscle getting tighter right away and, over time, you will train it to stay pulled in which keeps your abs looking flatter and your back more stabilized and strong. Win win!
Why Bodyweight Workouts Work For Abs
The fact is that the best core exercises are done using bodyweight and no equipment. Stabilization moves like planks, side planks and core body lifts are some of the most effective ways to train your core muscles, including your transverse abdominus and obliques. Even better, you don’t need equipment for bodyweight workouts and because you’re not making a big range of motion with this workout in particular, you won’t get super sweaty. Instead, by doing a lot of squeezing and pulling in of the muscles, you are training your abs to do what you want them to do—pull your tummy in!
10-Minute Flat Belly Workout
These are some of the best of the core body-weight moves to flatten your belly and strengthen your back all without the hassle of changing into workout clothes or getting super sweaty. Try to do this workout 3 times a week and mix in your cardio before or after work for real results.
Click here to learn how to do a Push-Up T. Do 10 total push-ups, 5 on each side.
Click here to learn how to do a mid-back extension. Try for 10-12 lifts.
Click here to learn how to do in in out out plank. Repeat 10 times leading with the left foot, then 10 times leading with the right foot.
Related:15-Minute Flat Ab Workout
Click here to learn how to do a bend extend ab tuck. Perform 10-12 repetitions.
Click here to learn how to do a plank to single arm reach. Try 10-12 total reaches.
Click here to learn how to do a side plank lift and lower. Try 10-12 lifts on the right, then switch to the left.
Click here to learn how to do hip dips. Try switching back and forth right to left 10-12 times, making sure you don’t scrunch up at your shoulders and neck.
Click here to learn how to do a modified side plank crunch. Perform 10-12 crunches on one side, then switch sides and repeat.