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Burn off that Muffin Top Workout

If your waistline is suffering from a little too much over indulgence this holiday season, here’ s great workout using some of my favorite exercises that target the obliques.  These moves will help firm up the outside of those abs, giving you a tighter, tinier waistline.  The first video is a run down of each of the exercises, showing variations depending on the equipment you have available and modifications for different fitness levels.  The second video shows me running through the first round of the workout so you can get an idea of what it looks like.  After going over the video of me doing the workout, I noticed huge room for improvement in my form, so please watch the break down to get a better of idea of how the exercises should be done.  In my defense, I was on about round 4 because my little half pint assistant was trying to jump in and steal the show.  Here’s the workout break down:

Exercises – 6

Rounds – 3

Interval Timer – 18 sets of 40 seconds work and 10 seconds rest

Total time – 15 minutes

Equipment – Interval timer, yoga mat, medicine ball (can use dumbbells or resistance bands instead)


Sumo Squat with Knee Raise (alternate legs)

Side Plank Raises (Right side)

Core Twist Push Up

Side Plank Raises (Left)

Jump Squat with Twist (alternate sides)

Bicycle Crunch


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