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These exercises not only work the tum, they also target the upper and lower body as well as the deeper core muscles to make the most of your workout time. Perform one set of each exercise then move on to the next to complete a circuit of five moves. Rest for up to one minute then repeat the circuit up to five times in total.
Begin in an elbow plank position with your elbows directly under your shoulders and your body in a straight line from head to toe. Place your right hand then your left hand on the floor and straighten your arms to come into the top of a push up position. Reverse the movement to return to the start and repeat, leading with the other arm. Complete 10 reps in total.
Lying on your back, lift your head, shoulders and feet off the floor slightly. Bring one knee in towards you, placing your hands lightly on your leg. Straighten the bent knee and bring the other knee in towards you. Reverse the movement to return to the start – this counts as one rep. Complete 10 reps in total, keeping your lower back in contact with the floor. If you find your lower back arching, lift your feet further off the floor.
Begin in a plank position with your shoulders directly over your hands and your body in a straight line from head to toe. Jump your feet out to the sides, and then quickly jump them back together. This counts as one rep. Complete 20 reps in total.
Your elbow should be under your shoulder, with your hips stacked on top of one another. Hold this position for 30 seconds then turn onto the other side and repeat. If you feel comfortable, raise the top leg.
From the top of a push-up position, step one foot in towards your hands. This is your starting position. Jump the front foot back, while bringing the other foot forwards then quickly reverse the movement. This counts as one rep. Perform 20 reps in total.