This 3-move circuit is designed to target your abdominal muscles for maximum definition.
The Bikini-Ready Abs Circuit is designed to target your abdominal muscles for maximum definition. Toe Taps: Lie on the floor with your arms at your sides. Lift your feet, bending both knees 90 degrees so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor. Now slowly and quietly tap your left toes to the floor, then your right, alternating your feet like this for 1 minute. If you feel any lower back pain, don't lower your toes all the way down. For a more advanced workout, follow this with 1 minute of side-to-side bicycle crunches using your hands to support your head. Abdominal Hold: You'll need a sturdy chair or a step with 4 risers for this exercise. Sit tall on the edge of the chair and place your hands on the edge with your fingers pointing toward your knees. Tighten your abs and bring your toes 2 to 4 inches off the floor and lift your butt off the chair. Hold this position for as long as you can. Aim for 5 to 10 seconds. Lower yourself down and repeat. Continue this exercise for 1 minute. Beginners can keep 1 foot on the ground for additional support. Half Boat: Sit tall on the floor with your knees bent. Extend your arms at chest level with your palms facing down. Lean back slightly, engaging your abs, and lift both knees toward your chest while reaching forward with your arms. Hold this position with your feet off the floor for 10 to 20 seconds as you contract your abs. Lower your feet to the floor for 1 or 2 counts and repeat the exercise. Do 4 or 5 more reps over the course of 1 minute.