Super-Quick Home Workout


Watch your core contours appear just in time for spring with this super-quick home workout.

Side lean

Reps: 30 (15 each side)

Works: Core, abs, obliques and shoulders tO Stand up straight with your core engaged and feet hip-width apart.

O Holding the end of one dumbbell in each hand, lift your arms so they’re directly overhead and your elbows are slightly bent.

O Slowly lean over to your left (A). Stop when you feel a stretch in your right side and you can’t go any further without losing form. Return to the start. Do 15 reps, then repeat on the other side (B).

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Plank slide

Reps: 10

Works: Abs, core and shoulders Get into a press-up position, with your hands under your shoulders and your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

O Hold a dumbbell in your left hand and rest your weight on it (A).

OLift your right arm. grab the dumbbell and drag it across the floor until it’s directly under your right shoulder (B). Repeat by lifting and dragging the dumbbell back with your left hand. That’s one rep.

One-armed plank

Time: 30 seconds (each side)

Works: Abs, obliques, core and shoulders

O Get into a press-up position with your hands directly under your shoulders and your body in a straight line from your head to heels.

O Keeping your core engaged and hips down, bring your right hand up to your left shoulder and hold for 30 seconds (A). Repeat on the other side (B).

Weighted side plank

Reps: 10

Works: Abs, obliques, core and shoulders

O Get into a side plank position, with your left elbow directly under your shoulder and one foot on top of the other.

O Holding a light dumbbell or can of beans in your right hand with your arm straight and by your side (A), lift your arm up towards the ceiling and over, until it’s by your right ear (B).

O Slowly lower and repeat on the other side.

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