10-Minute Workout To Sculpt Your Butt And Abs

Oct 3, 2016 //

You only have 10 minutes for a workout, yet you want a killer butt and abs. Can it be done? You bet your buns of steel it can, but only if you’re willing to work hard.

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Prepare yourself for six sweat-inducing, muscle-building moves you can complete in 10 minutes to firm up your backside and tone your abs.

1. Side Lunge To Curtsy Squat

  • Work your butt from many angles with this killer combo move.
  • Hold a weight to your chest and step your left leg out to the side in a lateral lunge.
  • Your left knee should be bent and your chest raised.
  • Push off your left foot and bring your left leg behind your right leg, bending into a curtsey.
  • Stay on your left side for 10 reps before switching legs.

2. Sumo Squat

  • Stand with your feet wider than hip distance apart, toes turned out, holding onto a heavy weight in front of you.
  • Squat toward the ground, lowering your body as far as you can while pushing your hips back and keeping your back straight.
  • Hold and slowly raise up to a standing position. Do 20 reps.

3. Running Man

  • Take a cardio break with this move that targets the glutes, calves, thighs, hips and core.
  • Start facing your staircase. Take a big leap and land with your right foot on the second step.
  • Hop and bring your left foot toward your chest with a bent knee. Land your left foot next to your right foot.
  • Jump with your left foot back to the bottom of the staircase while you bend your right leg behind you.
  • Repeat 16 to 20 times before switching sides.

4. Bicycle Crunches

  • Lie on your back with your hands behind your ears.
  • Alternate bringing your right elbow in toward your left knee and your left elbow in toward your right knee.
  • Keep your chin off your chest and let your oblique muscles do all the work. Do 20 to 30 reps.

5. Single-Leg Toe Touches

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended straight in front of you and your arms extended straight behind you.
  • Raise your left leg up toward the ceiling, perpendicular with the floor.
  • Tucking your chin into your chest and using your core muscles, raise your right arm toward your left foot.
  • Repeat this movement (right arm to left foot) four times before switching sides and bring your left arm toward your right foot.
  • Do three to four sets of five reps per side, resting 30 seconds in between sets.

6. Jackknives

  • Lie flat on your back. Use your core muscles to crunch your body and bring your hands toward your toes.
  • Arms and legs should both come all the way up and meet in the middle.
  • This move works your entire front abdominal muscles.
  • Complete three sets of 12 to 15 reps.