Scissor Kicks

This is the perfect move to define your outer abdominal muscles.

Hi. I'm Cindy Whitmarsh with Exercise TV. I've got a great exercise. You could add in to your normal walking routine that works your abs. You can do it in the grassy area or when you get home. It's called the ab scissor kick. Let me show you how. Come on down. All right. So what we're gonna do to keep your abs nice and tight, roll your body down. From here you're gonna take your hands underneath your hips and butt. Then I'm gonna take your legs straight up with your toes pointed all the way up and your head length flat on the map. This is your starting position. From here, I want you to contract your abs by pulling your ribcage down. Try and keep your lower back onto the mat. All we're gonna do is alternating scissor kicks down for a count of 8 and back up for a count of 8. Let's try it. Here we go. Here's eight, seven, six, five, abs tight, four, three, two, one. Then back up. Here's eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one. Good. Give yourself a little hug there. Good on. Notice when you're all the way up and really wants your back press down on to the mat. Let's try it again. Legs up, hands underneath. ready, let's go. Eight, seven, six, five, four, three, watch the back, two, one. And back up. Here we go, eight, seven, six, five, scissoring, four, three, two and one. Pull those knees in, give yourself a little hug. Great job. This is great exercise to work your rectus abdominis, the center of your abs. You wanna get a 6 pack, that's all it takes. So I challenge you to do t his exercise 20 to 30 repetitions. Like I said, when you're walking, got a grass area or when you get home. I'm Cindy Whitmarsh. For more of my tips, order Workout With Me in Exercise TV, log on to