A soft and flabby stomach is something annoying that is difficult to get rid of, especially if you are very busy with work and have little time for yourself. A full routine at the gym usually lasts at least an hour, and you often don’t have time for an hour of exercise.

Luckily, a ten minute workout a day can help you achieve the body of your dreams.

In this article, you will find simple, quick and effective exercises that you can do in the morning or in the evening, and which will not take you more than a few minutes!

  1. Warm-up: jump rope

The best way to start your training and warm up your body is to jump rope.

This fast-paced cardio exercise is all you need to induce an energy boost. Do this for thirty seconds.

  1. Side plank by performing oblique abdominals

Goals: This exercise helps burn fat in the oblique muscle area.

What to do :

Lie on a yoga mat on your right side. Put your feet on top of each other.
Lean on the elbow and raise the hips. Keep your body straight from head to heels.
Place the palm of your left hand behind your head and gently bring your left knee to your left elbow.
Hold the position for a few seconds and return to the starting position.
Repeat for forty seconds for each side.

  1. Kangaroo exercise using fingers

Goals: The kangaroo finger exercise targets your abdominal muscles.

What to do :

Start by placing yourself on a mat. Bend your knees and place your feet at a distance similar to the width of your hips. Leave your hands behind you.
Lift your body off the ground. Your neck should be relaxed, but your core should stay tight.
Lift one leg and try to reach your foot with the opposite hand.
Stay in this position for a few seconds, and bring your leg and hand back to the starting position. Then do it with the other side.
Repeat for sixty seconds, alternating legs.
Tip: don’t place your hips too high at first, as the more you raise them, the more difficult it will be to perform the exercise.

  1. Warrior’s Balance

Targets: The Warrior Balance targets the abdominal muscles, core muscles, shoulders, hamstrings, ankles and legs.

What to do :

Stand on your left foot and then lift your right knee up to hip height. Keep your elbows bent at shoulder level.
Lean forward and extend your arms in front of you while stretching your right leg behind you.
Keep your left leg slightly bent, so your torso is parallel to the floor.
Stay in this position for ten seconds, then slowly return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.
Switch sides for sixty seconds.

  1. Russian twist

Objectives: the Russian twist works all the muscles of the abdominal belt, the obliques and the spine.

What to do :

Sit on the floor and place your legs straight in front of you.
Lean back a bit and start lifting your legs. They should be slightly bent at the knees. Stop when your knees are aligned with your chest.
Keep your balance, keep your core tight, and start rolling your torso from side to side. Don’t move your legs.
Do this exercise for two minutes.

  1. Abdominals in downward facing dog pose

Objectives: this exercise works the abdominal belt and the glutes.

What to do :

Place your hands apart on the floor, at a distance similar to the width of your shoulders. Lift your hips keeping your legs straight. Make sure your spine is straight and your head is between your arms.
Bend the right knee and bring it to the right elbow, moving your whole torso. Stop for a second, then slowly lift the leg skyward.
Stay in this position for a few seconds, then bring the leg back to the right elbow.
Perform this exercise for thirty seconds for each leg.

  1. Spinal Twist Lunge

Objectives: this exercise comes from yoga and stimulates the abdominal area, the rib cage and the shoulders.

What to do :

Stand upright with your feet at shoulder level. Turn the right foot to the right, at a 90 degree angle, and turn the left foot slightly to the right. Your heels should form a line.
Rotate your torso to the right, then begin to rotate it towards your left foot, so it’s parallel to your right foot.
Bend your right knee, keeping your legs contracted. Place your right hand on the floor in front of your right foot. Your left hand should be raised and it should point to the sky.
Hold both hands straight and stay in this position for ten to twenty seconds.
Repeat on the other side.

  1. Back Tilt (Cobra Pose)

Objectives: This yoga exercise strengthens and tones the shoulders, abdomen and glutes.

What to do :

Lie on the ground on your stomach. Straighten your legs and spread them at a distance of ten centimeters between them.
Place the palms of your hands just below your shoulders, alongside your body.
Inhale and raise your torso by pressing both hands on the floor.
Continue bending your upper body and back until you are comfortable. Keep your abdominal muscles contracted. Stay in this position for ten seconds.
Perform three sessions of 10 seconds each.

  1. Inverted abdominals in a semi-sitting position

Goals: Reverse sit-ups work all the muscles in the abdomen, focusing primarily on the lower muscles.

What to do :

Lie down on the yoga mat and put your arms along your body. Then, raise your legs and place your thighs so that they are perpendicular to the floor. Bend your knees forming a 90 degree angle.
Contract your abdomen and move your knees towards your chest. The hips should rise off the ground.
Breathe and hold the position for a few seconds.
Slowly return to the initial position. Repeat thirty times.

  1. Hypopressive abs

Sit-ups are a great exercise to start or finish your workout routine. They are not difficult to perform, but they have a great impact on the abdominal muscles.

It’s a great way to get rid of belly fat without wasting too much time.

What to do :

Stand with your feet apart, a distance similar to the width of your shoulders. Your hands should stay on your hips.
Exhale all the air you can from your lungs. Try to empty them as much as possible.
Open your ribs and try to shrink your stomach as much as possible. Imagine that you are trying to touch the spine with your belly.
Stay like this for twenty seconds and release everything.
Repeat ten times.
Important note: this exercise must be performed on an empty stomach to avoid digestive problems. If you suffer from heart or lung problems, it is best not to perform this exercise.

  1. Relaxing with a chair

At the end of your workout, sit down in a chair, relax a bit, and do a simple activity: arm circles.

What to do :

Keep your back straight, bend your knees at a 90 degree angle and place your hands behind your head.
Slowly make circular movements with the elbows.
This should help improve your posture and tone your shoulders. It’s important to work on your posture because poor posture can make you look bigger.