For those who hate spending hours in the gym, there’s good news: getting a strong core doesn’t mean you have to churn through a never-ending list of abs exercises. In fact, when you pair the right moves with clean eating (it’s true, abs are made in the kitchen), you can get the job done in as little as 10 minutes a day. Grab a mat and do these workouts as soon as you wake up so you can get on with the rest of your day feeling more powerful than ever.
1. STABILITY BALL MOUNTAIN CLIMBER
1. Place your hands 18 to 24 inches apart on a stability ball, then bring legs back so you’re in a push-up position. (Your body should be in a straight line from head to toe.)
2. Keeping core tight, bring right knee to chest, then return to start. Repeat with your left knee. Continue alternating until you’ve done 10-12 reps on each leg, or complete as many as you can for 60 seconds.
Make it easier: Ditch the stability ball and do this exercise on the floor, starting in push-up position.