Welcome to today’s workout! Today we are focusing on the Core. We are going to work your tummy from every angle, to ensure that we are strengthening and toning every muscle of your midsection. One round of today’s workout will take 15-Minutes. You can repeat it, or pair it with a cardio workout for some additional fat burning.
If you only have time for one round that’s okay too! Consistency and healthy eating are going to help you really see results. I often only have time to go through one round of the workout, but getting in that 15-Minutes per day makes a big difference in how I feel, and my overall health, wellness and fitness.
During Core Workouts it’s important to keep your core engaged. This will help strengthen your transverse abdominals. The transverse abdominals work as a girdle, to pull your midsection in tighter and create a leaner waist. Engaging your core can be done by pulling the abdominal muscles in tight-imagine pulling your belly button toward your spine. This isn’t the same as just “sucking in.” You should be able to breath even while your abdominal muscles are engaged.
When you do these exercises try to prevent your stomach muscles from bulging outward, or creating a cone shape down the center of your belly. When the core is engaged, your stomach muscles will be pulling in toward your body, instead of pressing out. Be sure to breath through each exercise, and never hold your breath. Holding your breath causes intra-abdominal pressure, and creates more strain on the midline of your muscles.
Be sure to have fun with today’s workout! Challenge yourself for getting in maximum reps, and also give yourself a big pat on the back for showing up and getting your workout in today. You are choosing to do things to make yourself healthier and stronger & that is awesome!
Don’t forget: I started filming workouts for my Brand New February DietBet Challenge. If one of your goals is weight loss and you want to win money for losing weight you can sign up for my DietBet Challenge here: www.dietbet.com/benderfitness. It starts February 1st, but you can sign up now!
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10/50 Seconds Intervals.
1. Mountain Climber
2. Super Snow Angel
4. 3-Way Frogger
5. Unicycle (right)
6. Unicycle (left)
7. 3-Part Abs
8. Angel Abs
9. Plank Rock
10. Tick Tock Abs
11. Side Plank Hip Lift (right)
12. Side Plank Hip Lift (left)
13. Crunch and Tap
14. Hip Lift
15. Down Dog Plank
8 thoughts on “Total Tummy Toning Workout”
I really just want to thank you for your awesome workouts! I’m a regular at my local gym, but haven’t been able to make it most of January. (I’ve had a sick baby.) Your workouts have saved me both mentally and physically!
Keep up the great work!
I am excited to do the diet bet… I think it will motivate me.
Hey Melissa have followed you for several years already and love that you always keep changing things up especially now with Maverick I know it can get hard. I would love to win entry into your DietBet challenge as an extra incentive to get rid of the last couple of pounds. After both my pregnancies I used your workouts to loose the baby but I am hoping to get toned up now as well
I was entering for the diet bet because I needed a lot more motivation at home. I am almost 4 months post partum with baby #2 and I feel that I can’t let go of the weight because of breastfeeding. I am hoping this motivation will kick it into high gear and help me reach my goals! ❤
What would you recommend a 53 year old who wants to be a bikini fitness competitor and does not eat meat or fish. I am having difficulty in reaching my meal goals especially my proteins without taking any whey proteins. I eat sigges yoghurt and a lot of eggs and hemp seeds and nuts. Hummus is also making its way into my diet as is cooked oats… I feel I need more fats to be able to build muscle and especially building glutes. what else would you recommend? Thanks
I can’t wait to start the Diet Bet!
Loved the workout. I had to modify a couple of them but it was a fun challenge!
I would love to win an entry into the Dietbet challenge. I’m struggling to lose body fat on my own. I seem to be adding muscle to my arms and legs but I’m not losing any inches off my waist and hips. I’m hoping I can learn some tips to help me change my body.