Set your core on fire with this heart-pumping routine.

​​This 10-Minute HIIT Workout Will Help You Sculpt Crazy-Toned Abs

If you’ve only got 10 minutes to get your sweat on, you might be deliberating between a quick burst of cardio or time spent working on your abs goals—after all, both cardio and strength work are important for stomach definition (and overall fitness progress, too).

The good news? You don’t have to pick between ’em for a quickie workout. A high-intensity interval training circuit made up of core-centric exercises ticks both boxes, for a combination of fat-burning and sculpting power.

Of course, there are more benefits to workouts like these than aesthetic results. “All of your movements stem from the core—it’s what keeps you standing up!,” explains Beth Gold, NASM-certified trainer at NYC fitness hotspot Rumble Boxing. “Core strength and stability is the base of your fitness, and everything is built on top of that.” Plus, HIIT workouts are excellent for improving your cardiovascular health and building endurance, she adds. (The Slim, Sexy, Strong Workout DVD is the fast, flexible workout you’ve been waiting for!)

Gold created a workout that does all of the above, while also giving you a chance to challenge yourself to 10 minutes of AMRAP protocol, a.k.a. doing a move for “as many rounds as possible.” Every time you do this quick workout, you can try to reach a new personal best. “Setting goals in an AMRAP (like, I’m going to finish this circuit at least twice) is a great way to feel like you’ve accomplished something great—and even better when you exceed those goals,” Gold says.

To try out her creative workout, check out our cheat sheet below. And scroll down for step-by-step info for each and every move.

HIIT Abs Workout

Christine Frapech

During the AMRAP sections, Gold suggests trying to complete at least three rounds, but do your best and take breaks as you need them. “Workouts like these are geared towards being challenging, building up a great sweat, and feeling like you kicked some serious butt by the end in a short amount of time,” says Gold. Challenge accepted.

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