10 Minute Solution Quick Tummy Toners

10 Minute Solution Quick Tummy Toners with Jessica Smith

I tried the ab and waist definer section tonight. I have to say it’s a good ab workout, but not so overwhelming that a beginner like myself couldn’t get through it. Jessica Smith does a good job explaining how to do the basic moves.

I did have to modify a few and, even though Jessica doesn’t show or explain ways to modify them, it was simple enough to figure out how on my own.

Jessica is adorable and fun to listen to, but not in that “annoying, overly-perky way” that many fitness dvd instructors are.

This is a good workout for:

  • Beginners
  • Those short on time
  • Obese exercisers

Like all the 10-Minute Solution workouts, this one has five sections that you can do individually to get a quick mini-workout or mix and match for a longer custom cardio workout.

10-Minute Solution Quick Tummy Toners with Jessica Smith

Crunch Free Abs
No need for bunches of crunches to get a toned tummy. This workout will tighten your entire midsection without a single crunch.

Yoga Abs
Ever heard that stress contributes to abdomincal fat? In this segment, use specific yoga poses to relieve stress and tension while building strong, flat abs.

Bikini Belly
Combine calorie burning cardio with standing ab exercises to sculpt your six pack and blast away fat. This multi- tasking workout will get your belly into bikini shape–fast!

AB & Waist Definer
Use specially-designed rotational exercises to twist and turn your tummy into shape. These moves have a cinching effect on your midsection to create a beautifully-defined waistline.

Sex, Sporty Abs
Strong abs are sexy. These all-time favorite exercises will build strong, functional abs that are great for improving your game or just showing off at the beach!

You can purchase this on Amazon or get from Netflix.

Mini Workouts

When you have a few minutes to spare, squeeze in an extra mini workout!
This mini workout includes: Jumping Jacks, Crunches, Pushups, & Burpees!

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Exercise Stability Balls

I used to really enjoy using my exercise stability ball for stretches and a few basic exercises. But, when I was placed on oxygen this year, it was a bit difficult to manage the oxygen tubing without getting myself all tangled up! Even though I’m not off the oxygen yet, I can manage 15-20 minutes of gentle stretching and exercising without using it. So, I pulled my pink ball back out and tested it. It definitely needed inflating after all that time of being neglected. I actually had to check since I had forgotten how to measure proper inflation!

Top 10 Balance Ball, Exercise Ball & Stability Ball FAQs

You want to make sure you purchase a ball that is the right size.

Generally speaking the following guide will work:

CHOOSE YOUR BALL SIZE

Height Ball Size
5’0″ to 5’5″ Small: 55cm/22″
5’6″ to 5’11″t Medium: 65cm/26″
6’0″ to 6’3″ Large: 75cm/30″

Once you have the right size ball and have it inflated properly, there are numerous exercises you can do!

Here is a short stretching routine to get you started.

Come back for more balance ball routines. And if you need to purchase one, Amazon has a nice selection of Gaiam Balance Balls.

366 Push-Up Challenge

I joined a push-up challenge on myfitnesspal. The plan is to add one more push-up a day so, by the end of the year, I am able to do 366 push-ups. 366? It’s a leap year. :)

Some are doing full military style push-ups and others are modifying theirs. Right now, I could do a modified knee push-up but I’m afraid with my fibromylgia there will be days when getting on the floor will be rough. I don’t want any excuses so I’m going with modified wall push-ups for this challenge.

You want to be sure to use proper form.

And for those needing to modify theirs.

For some impressive variations!