Targets: Abs, obliques, and hip flexors
Sit on edge of bench and place palms behind you on seat, fingers forward.
- Maintaining a neutral spine, lean back slightly and lift legs, knees bent 90 degrees, off ground.
- Keeping chest lifted, shoulders back and right knee still, touch ground with left toe, then raise left knee back to start position. Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps.
Tip: For extra ab firming between reps, quickly extend your legs forward so that they are parallel to the ground, then bend knees to return to start position.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2009.