This move targets your obliques, six-pack, and deep abs. Do two sets of 6 to 8 reps per side.
-The Ballet Twist: Sit on the floor and extend your legs, pressing them firmly together. Lean back 45 degrees from the hips. Keeps your abs engaged as you bring both of your arms overhead like a ballerina. Slowly twist your torso to the right, placing your right arm on the floor. Keep your left arm reaching overhead for a slow count of 3. Repeat the movement to your left and place your left arm on the floor, keeping your butt and both heels on the floor. Contract your abs to support your spine as you return to center, bringing both of your arms overhead. Continue alternating sides. You'll do 2 sets of 6 to 8 reps on each side. The Ballet Twist works your obliques, which are the abdominal muscles that run down your side, as well as your 6-pack and your deep abs.