8 minutes may seem too short a time for you to make aany serious fitness gains but you shouldd be glad to know that it actually is enough to lose belly fat and sculpt your abs. This workout plan will help to flatten your abs, perk up your chest, tone up your body, slim your thighs and lift your booty. All in 8minutes! Keep reading to know more
1. Diagonal plank
To do this, start in an elbow plank, then walk your legs apart so that they are a bit wider than your hip. With your torso stable, lift your right arm up and slightly out on the diagonal. Remain in this position for 10 seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat the same process on your left arm and maintain for 10 seconds. With 1-3 sets, you are good to go.
With your back on the floor, lift your legs and arms and stretch them toward the ceiling. Now, lower your legs towards the floor with your arms overhead and shoulders off the mat. Your lower back should be pressed into the mat. You have 20 seconds for this and you can repeat it up to 3 times, then rest for few seconds before doing the next.
3. Down-dog knee up
Like its name implies, you will have to position yourself on your hands and knees. Stretch your elbows and relax your upper back, then spread your fingers wide while you press firmly through your palms and knuckles. Now, exhale; tuck your toes and lift your knees off the floor. Then, step both feet together. You can do 1-3 sets for this with 10 seconds on each side.
4. Side V-crunch
Start by lying on your left side with your hand extended out in front of you. Now, take your right hand behind your head and lift the upper body off the floor while lifting the legs up. Lower yourself back down and repeat. With 10 seconds on each side, you can repeat for 1-3 sets.
5. Crunch chop
Lie on the floor and turn your legs to one side. Crunch to your side, and complete your crunches on the other side of your body. Repeat for 1-3 sets with 10 seconds on each side.
6. Mountain climbers
Starting from a push up position, supporting your weight with your hands and toes. Reverse the position of your legs exclusively, then extend the bent leg until it is straight while you support it with the toe. Bring the other foot up with the knee and hip flexed. Maintain the pose for 20 seconds then repeat for 1-3 sets.
7. Side plank toe touch
Start from a plank position with your legs slightly wider than your hip-width apart. Your right leg should be as straight as possible, and under your body, until you can reach your foot with your left hand. Maintain the pose for 10seconds and do the same on the other side; ensure you feel a stretch on your hamstrings. Repeat for 1-3sets.
Looking at the above listed exercises, you will observe that it won’t take you more than a minute to be done with one exercise and move to the next. If you can keep up with this consistently, you will observe changes and there will be little or no complaints about time being an issue with getting fit.