10 minutes workout routine to get rid of muffin top

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Jun 21, 2017
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  • It is not easy to get rid of muffin top.
  • The best way to tone muffin top is to lose weight.
  • These 10 minutes muffin top workouts will do the trick.

If you get irritated on the section of skin that rolls over the top of your jeans, also referred as ‘muffin top’, you’re not alone.  

But, there is no denying the fact that no matter how many sets of lower abs, obliques and lower lack exercises you do, it’s not easy to get rid of your muffin top.  As it just fat, the best way to tone that section into oblivion is to lose weight.

That being said, firming up the muscles underneath can help you feel better, look slender and burn and burn calories that will help you get the stomach of your desire. You can do that by trying these 10 minutes muffin top workouts.

Below given are step-by-step guidelines for muffin top workout. All you have to do is first complete the warm-up, followed by each superset twice. For instance, do a full sets of exercise 1A then do a full set of exercise 1B. Repeat. Then move on to 2A and 2B.

Warm up routine

Cobras

  • Lie face down on the floor, put your palms flat on the floor below shoulders.
  • Inhale to press into palms and lift chest off the floor, pulling shoulders back and extending head toward ceiling.
  • As you exhale, slowly lower to starting position. Do 5 reps.

Extended Cobras

  • Lie face down on the floor with your palms flat on the floor, and forehead resting on fingers.
  • Lift your chest while inhaling and extend arms backwards next to hips, fingertips reaching toward toes.
  • Lower your chest as you exhale and return to starting position. Do 5 reps.

1A. Bicycle crunches

  • Lie face up on the floor with your hands clasped behind your head and elbows pointing out to the sides.
  • Slowly lift your shoulder and feet off the ground and bring your right knee in toward chest. Rotate torso to drive left elbow to knee.
  • Switch, extending right leg, and driving left knee and right elbow toward center. Continue alternating. Do 20 reps, counting each side as 1 rep.

1B. Plank bird-dog

  • Start with a high plank position.
  • Maintain your plank position and keep your core tight, start lifting your right arm to extend forward and lift straight left leg as high as you can.
  • Go back to the starting position, then repeat on the other side, lifting left arm and right leg.
  • Do 20 reps, counting each side as 1 rep.
  • Repeat moves 1a and 1b and once

2A. Side plank toe-touches

  • Begin in a right side plank.
  • Rest on your elbow with fingertips pointing forward.
  • Extend arm overhead so biceps reaches next to your ear.
  • Bring straight left leg forward and straight left arm forward to touch fingertips to toes in front of belly button.
  • Return to starting position.
  • Do 20 reps on each side.

2B. Mountain climbers

  • Begin in a high plank position.
  • Bring right knee in toward chest, then return to high plank, and draw left knee in toward chest.
  • Continue alternating quickly while keeping core tight and hips in line.
  • Do 20 reps, counting each side as 1 rep.
  • Repeat moves 2a and 2b.

3A. Plank twists

  • To perform this exercise, you will have to begin in an elbow plank.
  • Now rotate hips to the right, lowering until right hip taps the floor.
  • Lift hips back to center, then rotate hips to the left, lowering until left hip taps the floor. That's 1 rep.
  • Do 20 reps.

3B. Washer crunches

  • Lie down on a floor with face up, bent your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. Clasp your hands behind your head with elbows pointing out to the sides.
  • Lift your shoulder off the floor and squeeze right obliques to curve torso to the right, drawing right elbow toward right foot.
  • Squeeze left obliques to curve torso to the left, drawing left elbow toward left foot. That's 1 rep. Do 20 reps.
  • Repeat moves 3a and 3b.

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