It is always difficult for busy women to find time to do effective exercise and or include training regiments into everyday life. There are times when things are so hectic that it is tempting to give up on a new fitness plan before it has even really had a chance to get started.
But, have no fear – these body weight exercises are simple, very easy to perform, and they can be carried out anywhere without the need for equipment. And for the added bonus, your metabolism will soar to new levels, helping you to continue burning fat long after you’ve completed your workout, which means abs popping out faster. So, no more excuses, let’s go ahead and burn that one pound or many pounds.
How this works: Perform the exercises in a circuit. Perform each exercise for a minute with no rest in between. After you complete all five, take a minute rest and repeat the circuit again. Work up to 3 circuits 3 times a week. If you do it efficiently, that’s 17 minutes every workout to blast that belly fat.
1. JUMP SQUAT
Begin in an athletic stance with feet shoulder-width apart and arms bent with hands at chest level. Bend knees and come into a full squat. Jump up as explosively as you can, reaching for the ceiling. When you land, lower back into the squat position to complete one rep.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands tucked behind your head with elbows out. Start with a quick jump then push your hips back, bend your knees and drop down, placing your hands on the floor in front of you. Kick your legs backward so that you’re now in a push up position. Quickly reverse the movement to return to the starting position by bringing your feet back into your hands. Push through your feet and jump up to the start position. That’s one rep.
3. SPIDERMAN PUSHUP
Start in a traditional pushup position with your hands on the ground and your body perfectly straight. Push down like a normal pushup and then bring your right knee forward towards your right elbow, then return to the pushup position. Repeat by bringing your left knee toward your left elbow. That’s one rep.
4. BICYCLE CRUNCH
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, and your legs raised and bent at 90 degrees. Alternate sides by bringing your right elbow towards your left knee then your left elbow towards your right knee, building up to 60 seconds. Try and hold the crunch for a two-count on each side to force a slower, concentrated movement.
5. PLANKING FROG TUCKS
Start in a push-up position with your body straight from your shoulders to your ankles. Bring your right foot forward and place it next to your right hand (or as close as you can). Try to prevent your hips from sagging or rising. Return your leg to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That’s one rep.