Tight Stomach Toning Workout

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Hi Everyone!

It’s workout time and today’s workout is all about the core.

If you have problems with your wrists you can modify the workout by completing the plank on your forearm. Keeping your hand and wrist in a neutral position decreases the amount of pressure on the carpal tunnel. Another option, is utilizing stationary pushup bars or dumbbells to hold onto during your plank (as long as your wrist/hand form a straight line).

Remember, during all core exercises you want to activate your Transverse Abs. That means pull your core in strongly toward your back and hold it there as much as you can. You should still be able to breath, but this activates the muscles that run horizontally across you stomach and hold your waist in tight (like a natural corset).

I hope you all enjoy today’s workout & have a beautiful Christmas Eve! We have a family Christmas party tonight, and we hop from house to house tomorrow to visit everyone so I might not have any new workouts until this weekend. I will be posting throwback workouts every day though so be sure to check back for the workout of the day!

Have fun with today’s workout!


Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps
*If the plank variations are to difficult, an alternative option is to hold a static plank. Choose a length of time that is challenging for you. As you build strength with correct form you will be able to progress to the more difficult variations. 

1. Crescent Plank (right)
2. Crescent Plank (left)
3. V-up/Hip Lift
4. Side Plank Leg Lift (right)
5. Side Plank Leg Lift (left)
6. Toe Tap Situps
7. Slow Mountain Climber
8. Knee Drop Plank
9. Boat Twist
10. 1/2 Burpee (no pushup)

Repeat 1-3X
Optional: Pair with 30 minutes of Cardio.


3 thoughts on “Tight Stomach Toning Workout

  1. Did this 12min Tight Stomach Toning Workout for my 3rd Christmas day workout.
    1st did 10min Sweat Not Tears HIIT Cardio with Jump Rope
    2nd did 16min Weighted Sweat and Sculpt with Jump Rope & 5kg Dumbbells
    Finished off with 5min stretch.
    Thank you Melissa. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  2. Sonia Linealy

    Hi, thank you for all your post ! I just have a question…. How do you manage to work out and lose fat AND keep your breast size ? Thank you so much for your answer (sorry for my poor english, I’m french) =)

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