The 10-Minute Daily Workout To Shrink Abdominal Fat Fast, Trainer Says
If a goal of yours is to shrink abdominal fat fast, but you struggle to carve out the free time in your schedule to make it happen, you've come to the right place. We chatted with Jayne Gomez, a personal trainer on Fyt, the nation's largest personal training service that makes fitness under the expert guidance of an in-person (or virtual), certified fitness professional convenient and accessible for anyone. Gomez gave us the scoop for a 10-minute daily workout you can perform to shrink abdominal fat fast. After all, it's very frustrating to have stubborn fat that just won't disappear.
"In the 10+ years that I've been in the fitness industry, I found that the quickest way to get rid of abdominal fat is by being on a slight caloric deficit and doing HIIT exercises," Gomez says. "If you want to take it up a notch and see results even faster, I'd perform the exercises first thing in the morning on an empty stomach." In order for this kind of workout to be ultra-effective, Gomez notes, is to take little breaks and make sure your heart rate is up. Gomez recommends wearing a heart rate monitor so you can easily keep track.
Now it's time to get started. Check out Gomez's 10-minute workout below to shrink abdominal fat real quick. "You're going to do the following four exercises in a 'superset,' meaning you'll do one set of each, and then take a 30-second break, and repeat," Gomez explains. And next, be sure to read The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Exercise #1: High Knees
To perform this first exercise, Gomez instructs to stand with your feet a hip-distance apart. With your arms bent and your back tall, bring your knee up to your chest. Switch legs as you lift your other knee up, as the opposite arm comes forward. "Repeat the movement, upping the pace as you go. Consider building up the pace, or changing your pace in speed intervals for different difficulty levels," Gomez says. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg.
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Exercise #2: Plank
"With this exercise, you want to hold a tight plank position (head facing down, forearms and toes parallel to the floor) for 30 seconds in intervals of three," Gomez says. It's key to concentrate on your form, keeping your elbows perpendicular to your shoulders and your forearms frontwards. Gomez continues, "As you move through the seconds, focus on your breathing and engage your core—feeling your muscles tighten and pull slightly upwards. Your torso should never bend in this exercise, as you want to keep it as straight as possible." You'll perform 3 sets of 30 secs each.
Exercise #3: Mountain Climbers
According to Gomez, this exercise starts with your hands and knees on the ground. "Drag one foot forward, across your body towards your chest and the opposite hand. Pushing slightly back on your shoulders, alternate legs, but keep hands firmly planted in place. Breathe in and out as you rep 15 times on each leg (30 total movements) for three full sets," Gomez says. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg.
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Exercise #4: Seated Knee Tucks
Assume a seated position with your legs straight out in front of you and your hands on the ground. Activate your core by reclining just a bit backward. "Keep your back straight and your shoulders tucked back, elongating your neck. Bring your knees up to your chest, keeping your legs together. Hold at your chest for a few seconds, and release, keeping your ankles together, back to fully extended and straight. Repeat 15 reps for 3 sets," Gomez instructs.