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10-Minute Workout: Calorie-Blasting Cardio

Whittle Your Waist in 10 Minutes

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You don’t need a lot of time to fit in a fat-blasting workout. You just need the right moves, which we conveniently pulled together for you into one 10-minute routine. Do the prescribed number of reps for each exercise in succession, moving from one to the next without rest in between. Once you've finished the last exercise, rest for 1-2 minutes and repeat the entire series one more time.

Scissor Skier

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Stand tall with your feet together, arms by your sides. Jump up and bring your left foot forward and your right foot back as you reach your right arm up and your left arm back (palms facing in). Land softly and then immediately jump again, switching your feet and arms in a scissor motion as quickly as possible. Continue switching until you've completed 20 reps.

Up, Up, Down, Down Plank

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Start in a modified plank position on your forearms, palms facing down. ‘Walk’ your left hand in, placing it under your shoulder and pressing your body up. Walk your right hand in so that you end up in a full plank position with both arms straight.

Quickly lower your left elbow down to the floor, and then your right, so you're back in your elbow plank. Repeat 5 times in a row leading with your left arm, and then 5 leading with your right.

Chop Squat Jacks

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Stand tall with your feet together, hands clasped and arms overhead. Jump both feet out and land in a deep squat position as you chop your arms down to the floor. Jump back up to start position. Repeat as quickly as you can, 20 times in a row.

Plank Side Tucks

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Start in a full plank position with your arms straight, feet together. Jump both feet in, tucking your knees towards the outside of your left elbow. Jump your feet back to your full plank position, and then quickly repeat on the other side. That's one rep. Repeat as quickly as you can, alternating sides each time, for 10 reps.

Running Boat

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Start seated with your knees bent into your chest, feet lifted, balancing on your glutes. Bend both elbows by your sides, with your hands in fists.

Extend your right leg out straight and hover it above the floor as you lean back, reaching your right arm towards your right foot.

Quickly switch legs, leaning back every time your legs extend. Repeat as quickly as you can, alternating legs each time, for 20 reps. (Keep your abs braced in tight to your spine to maximize your abs work during this one).