Here, instructions for all of the exercises in week 6 of the 6-Week Ultimate Ab Workout Plan. Print and go!
- Lie on your back with your legs straight and cross your left ankle over your right. Keep your shoulders down and your whole lower body still. Tighten your abs. Reach your right hand up and across the center of your body. Hold for a few seconds, then lower down. Repeat for 12 reps.
- Now switch sides, reversing your ankle cross and reaching up with your left hand. Repeat for 12 more reps.
- Get into a full push-up position with your palms on the floor beneath your shoulders. Hold here for 30 seconds, with your abs contracted, your arms and legs extended, and your head aligned with your spine.
- As you build strength, hold this position longer -- up to 1 minute. The Prone Plank targets your abs and chest. For a bigger challenge, try it with your forearms on the floor.
Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, July 2009.
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