These toning exercises will give you firm muscles faster by using more muscle fibers. Plus, each move works your abs by engaging your core for stability. Do this workout 3 times a week with cardio for results. You'll need a ball or dumbbell.
Bikini Body Workout 2009: Our Best Bikini Body Workout Ever. Single Leg Pulse: The key here is to do slight dips, not full squats. To make it easier, hold the ball closer to your chest. Plie Pendulum: Keep your abs tight and really try to hinge sideways at your waist without bending forward. Twister: Try to really rotate so that your elbow and opposite knee cross over to the other side, rather than touch in the middle. Seated Leg Extender: To make this move easier, lift one foot at a time. To make it harder, sit leaning forward and place your palms on the ground in line between your knees and shins. Around the World: Remember to lift your heel as you start to pivot and sink into a lunge as you rotate. Pretzel Position: For this move, you can pulse your leg backward by just one inch or try this variation where you pulse it up by an inch. Uneven Push-Up: If you can't do a full push-up, do this modified version. Try to keep your hand on the ball so that it is directly in-line with the elbow. Rotating Pass: Keep your abs tight throughout this exercise. You can either do all reps to one side, then switch, as seen here. Or alternate, rotating from side to side.