Your 5-Minute Workout to Get a Flat Stomach

Scissor Tap

Works: Transversus and rectus abdominis, obliques

Lie on right side, right forearm propping up upper body, left arm raised and legs splayed wide with right leg in front. Engage abs to lift torso, keeping weight on right hip, and reach right hand to tap between shins. Return to start. Scissor legs so left is in front of right, and tap again for one rep. Do 15 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

Side Slim-Down

Works: Obliques

Kneel on right knee with arms overhead and leaning toward left, left leg extended out to side, foot on ground. Shift to right, placing right hand on ground to support upper body, as you raise left leg level with hip, foot flexed. Return to start. Do 15 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

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Beggar's Plank

Works: Transversus and rectus abdominis, obliques

Start in plank position on forearms, palms down, feet together. Flip right palm up as you move right forearm forward a few inches; repeat on left.

Reverse movement: Move left forearm back as you flip palm down; repeat on right to return to start for one rep. Do 15 reps.

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"These total-toning ab moves are amazing. My core instantly felt firmer and stronger!"

"I love workouts that engage my core? they make me feel slim all over," says the British beauty. Her favorite ab-centric activities? Yoga and horseback riding.

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