Trouble Zone: Belly
Why it hits the spot: Balancing in a full push-up pose and rotating to a side plank tones the deep abs, aka the transversus abdominis muscle, drawing your waistline in.
Targets: Shoulders, abs, obliques, and inner thighs
- Start on ground in full push-up position, balancing on hands and feet with arms extended, body a straight line from head to heels.
- Move into side plank, shifting body weight to left hand and rotating body to extend right arm directly up, palm forward, as you bring extended left leg under torso and to right. Pulse left leg up and down 1 inch, 5 times.
- Return to start to complete 1 rep.
Do 3 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Do 2 sets.