This quick routine will maximize your burn and cinch your waist with compound moves

Updated: May 06, 2016

We all want defined abs, but working towards a six-pack isn't the only reason to build strength in your core. A strong midsection has plenty of benefits: improving balance, breathing, and posture, not to mention protecting you from injury and preventing back pain. The key is to target all areas of you core, not just the abs. And the best ab exercises incorporate everything from the arms to the toes.

While fat-burning workouts like HIIT and a healthy diet are critical to whittling excess belly fat, core work can take your body to the next level. The best part? Most of the exercises that make a big impact require little to no equipment, which means you can work them into your routine from anywhere-no excuses.

This Grokker workout video is part of a four-week slim-down series, led by expert trainer Sarah Kusch. It features two sets of exercises that engage the entire circumference of your core, not just your front abdominal muscles for a full-on ab blast. Grab an exercise mat and light ball and prepare for 10 minutes of core-burning magic.

Equipment Required: Ball, Exercise Mat (Optional)

10 minute workout

1 minute stretch at the end


10 rope climbs high

10 rope climbs diagonal each side

10 knees to side crunches each side

10 pelvic tilted crunches

30 sec forearm planks inch walks (back, forward)

10 T-shape dorsal raises

10 Knee to inside and outside Elbow Plank

Repeat entire set twice

About Grokker:

Interested in more at-­home workout video classes? There are thousands of fitness, yoga, meditation and healthy cooking classes waiting for you on, the one-stop shop online resource for health and wellness. Check 'em out today!

More from Grokker:

Your 7-Minute Fat-Blasting HIIT Workout

At-Home Workout Videos

How to Make Kale Chips

Fostering Mindfulness, the Essence of Meditation


Comments (5)

January 13, 2019
Rem nemo est consequatur. 💖 Ever heard of the Keto diet? I started using the advice at WWW.KETOCOOKBOOK.ORG and lost 25 pounds of fat in a month! I’ve never lost weight so fast!! The Keto Diet really is amazing because it forces the body to always burn fat for energy — so you lose the fat and keep it off. If you want to lose some weight, I highly recommend using that website :) Check it out! Best of luck to you! 💖
November 3, 2018
hey i found a rapid weight loss program that can help you lose up to 23 pounds of pure body fat in just 3 weeks!!! watch this video here ->
October 28, 2018
Did you know there’s a “deep detox” you can do first thing in the morning to burn more fat? you can burn 1.2lbs daily and It only takes 13-seconds! watch this video :
September 26, 2018
A very useful Workout Program for Women is
July 21, 2018
Did you know there’s a “deep detox” you can do first thing in the morning to burn more fat? And the good news is It only takes 13-seconds! Here it is: