There never seems to be enough hours in the day, especially when so many things on your busy schedule take higher priority than that trip to the gym. We definitely feel you, sis. But the truth is you can't afford not to squeeze in fitness. Thankfully, there are workout routines designed for you: the bada*s working woman. 

Here is a 15-minute abs workout, courtesy of Women's Health Mag, to help you achieve total-body toning, core strength, and stability. And you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home!

**Note: You will need an exercise band for the first exercise.

Instructions 

Complete 10 reps of each exercise for both sides of your body. Take 15 seconds of rest in between each set. Repeat each exercise three times, depending on soreness. Do this abs workout at home two to three times a week to achieve the best results.

exercise 1: Side Plank Leg Lift

Lie on your left side with your left hip, elbow, and forearm resting on the floor. Keep your left shoulder in line with your elbow and your legs straight, with the exercise band wrapped around your calves. Inhale. As you exhale, lift your hips off the floor, and extend your right arm. Hold as you raise your right leg a foot away from your right, then lower back down to start. Repeat. Do 10 on each side.

Photos: Women's Health Mag

Exercise 2: Side Plank Knee Tuck

Position yourself in a side plank, resting on your left forearm, with your right arm behind your head. Bring your right elbow in toward your belly, and bring your left knee to meet it. Then return to the starting position. Repeat. Do 10 on each side.

Photos: Women's Health Mag

exercise 3: Plank With Knee Tuck

Start in a plank position. Lift your right foot off the ground, then bring your right knee in towards your right elbow as you engage your abs. Bring it back to start. Repeat. Do 10 on each side.

Photos: Women's Health Mag 

 

exercise 4: Oblique V-Up

Lie on your left side, legs angled 30 degrees from your hips. Rest your left arm on the floor and put your right hand behind your head. Lift your straight legs off the floor, bringing your torso toward your legs. Slowly return to start. Repeat. Do 10 on each side.

Photos: Women's Health Mag


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