10-Minute Belly Workout: Core Strengthening + Fat Burning Home Workout

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Hi Everyone!

Today’s workout is focused on the core. The exercises I chose for this routine combine cardiovascular and strengthening components. That means you will work the core from every angle, while elevating your heart rate and burning fat.

I also included a Bonus Dip Station Workout. I don’t use the dip station much, because I like to stick to using equipment that most people have at home, but it does provide a nice bonus challenge.

When you work the core you always want to activate all of the muscles that support your midsection from the front, sides and back. This workout utilizes exercises that will active your core from multiple ranges of motion, and recruit all of the muscles that make up the core. The muscle fibers of the core run in several different directions. These exercises will help you to work all of these muscles.

I am still taking time off to allow my IT Band Syndrome to heal. I feel like I am 100% better, but I am being cautious and will continue to stretch, rest and foam roll for at least two more days. My Half Marathon is coming ever closer, and I want to run it pain/injury free.

You can find a Foam Rolling video HERE. If you’ve never tried it I recommend it. It can help with injury prevention and healing. I am also doing my Runners Stretches. Typically IT Band syndrome can be managed efficiently with rest, stretching, and good running shoes. Our running guru, Shep, told me to keep rolling and stretching daily even after I think I am 100% healed. I plan on taking his advice. My son thinks it’s hilarious when I foam roll. He tries to climb me like a human jungle gym.

You can choose to do today’s workout on it’s own, or pair it with cardio of your choice. If you add running or walking cardio I recommend aiming for around 30-Minutes. If you choose HIIT as Cardio you can do 15-20 Minutes.

I mentioned in my last post, I am Running my Half Marathon and fundraising for Love146 to help prevent human trafficking of children. It’s very important to me to be able to run this race, because it is such an important cause. If you are able to make a donation every dollar helps! You can do so here: Love 146 Fundraiser. Your donation helps rescue children from slavery, and provide services and support to the children who are rescued. Donations are tax deductible.

I hope you enjoy today’s workout! Let me know what you think!

PS You can find me on Social Media: @BenderFitness and on Facebook: @MelissaBenderFitness and Jesse is on Instagram: @BenderCrosby1

PPS If you want to help support BenderFitness so we can get a new camera & new equipment & make our site more sustainable your donation is greatly appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/BenderFitness

Max reps during each 50 second Interval, 10 seconds of rest between exercises. 

1. Mountain Climber
2. Russian Twist
3. Frogger
4. Crunch & Tap
5. Russian Kicks
6. Temple Tap Abs
7. Plank Jacks
8. Heel Tap Abs
9. Donkey Kick
10. Hip Lift

Repeat 1-3X

1. Reverse Pushup
2. Leg Raise
3. Ab Twist
4. L-Lift
5. Tick Tock Abs

Repeat 1-3X

7 thoughts on “10-Minute Belly Workout: Core Strengthening + Fat Burning Home Workout

  1. Estelle

    Hi Melissa,
    You look amazing! I love your muscular profile!
    Hope you are ready for your race.
    Thanks for this really good workout.
    Have a good weekend with you family 🙂

  2. Mel

    I really like ur workouts and do them pretty much everyday, along with many other exercises and cardio, I just have one issue. Perhaps it’s the elephant in the room, I don’t believe this is all u do to look the way u do. So my comment I suppose is a double edge sword, u look amazingly fantastic and I truly believe u try very hard to keep the body u have however, I don’t believe ur videos u post are not all u do in a day to get the body u have. This is my issue I guess because so many people come on here believing if they do ur daily work outs they will get the body or cut and toned body u have. This is the issue with workout videos. Make no mistake, u do make a change when it comes to toning! But I dont believe it’s all u do. So I am asking u to please, please tell all ur followers what u actually do, day to day full work outs including running or weight lifting and for how many hours, how many days a week, what u eat and don’t eat, what u drink and don’t drink, not just ur videos. Again, this is not meant to be hostile but more open and descriptive so we all know what steps to take, in reality, 20 minutes of HIIT a day will not give u that cut, slim size 4 waste. I do thank u for all u do for everyone here. Healthy living is key,

    • benderfitness

      These workouts plus running are what I do. I don’t weight lift (except when I use weights in my workout videos). I don’t belong to a gym. My maximum workout time per day is 60-minutes and that includes HIIT plus running. Sometimes I just do 1-2 rounds of HIIT. Once per week I try to do a long run, which can go between 60-90 minutes. I can definitely write more about food/diet and exactly what runs I do per week.

      Here is some information about what I eat (I don’t follow it 100%, but fairly closely):

      Here is some information on exercises for your Body Type:

      I hope that helps. 🙂

  3. Carla

    This was great, I find your 10 minute hiit workouts toughest. Shorter time so you push harder. Paired with your post from 2 days ago the arm and leg hiit and burpees bodyweight hiit. It took me 35 minutes to do all my reps but I did it! I credit switching to doing your workouts almost exclusively since the new year to getting much stronger and having more endurance for tough hiit workouts.

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