The C-Curl: Lie on your back with your heels off the floor and knees bent 90 degrees. Keep your abs pulled in and your arms straight along your sides. Lift your upper body off the floor and curl your ribs towards your thighs into a gentle C shape. If you need to, hold the back of your thighs for
-The Rockette: Lie down on your back. Place your hands behind your head, elbows-wide. Pulling in your abs, lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor. Then lift your legs straight up. Now, twist your right shoulder over to your left leg as you lower your right leg. Come back to center. Then
-Plank Pike-Up: Take an exercise ball and lie on top of it with your shins on the ball and your palms on the floor under your shoulders. Now, use your abs and legs to roll the ball to the middle, lifting your hips and keeping your head down between your arms. Your body should be in an inverted
This is a great exercise for working your deepest abdominal muscles. Repeat the exercise three times.
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 with both knees toward your chest while reaching forward with your arms. Hold this position with your feet off the floor for 10-20 seconds
You'll need a 3-foot-long scarf and a chair. This warms up your core (ab muscles that run down your side) and tones your obliques. Do 8 to 10 reps on each side.
This move targets your obliques, lower back, glutes, and thighs. Do two sets of 6 to 8 reps on each side.
You'll need a 3-foot-long scarf. This move targets your obliques and your six-pack. Do two sets of 6 to 8 reps on each side.
You'll need a step bench. This targets your glutes, hips, hamstrings, chest, arms, and core. Do 10 reps on each leg.
Plank Twist to Dog Split: Get into a full plank position. Wrists under shoulders, abs engaged, legs extended behind you. Now, bring your right knee across your chest. Hold here for 2 counts. Then send the right leg back and up to the ceiling, raising your hips while lowering your shoulders toward