Updated: Nov 9, 2020
It's time to get that 6-pack and get rid of fat! Watch the video for my 5-favorite ab exercises that keep my abs tight and toned!
Lie flat on your back on the ground or on a mat. Keep hands palm down on the ground and keep legs together. Inhale while you lift both legs into the hair, use abs to bring legs up. Once legs are straight up in the air, lift butt up as you keep abs contracted and tight. Bring down legs slowly and get back to starting position. This is one rep, repeat until set is done.
Tip: Keep abs engaged and tight during the entire time. Do not use hands to lift legs, use abs.
Standing Side Bends –
Stand up straight feet shoulder-width apart hands down by your side. Keep core tight, and reach sideways for your one foot. Bend at the waist as far down as possible to the side. Pause momentarily and come up back to starting position. This is one rep. Repeat the motion, reaching for opposite foot now. Repeat alternating after each rep, until you are done with the set.
Tip: Keep abs engaged the entire workout and reach as far down as possible. Keep back straight and don’t bend legs at any time.
Standing Side Bends
Side Oblique Crunch –
Lay on the ground or mat on your side. Bend legs slightly and stack one on top of each other. Put one hand behind your head. Inhale and lift legs up, bending them to a 90-degree angle while bringing elbow to your knees. Hold the position at the top for a moment and go back down to starting position. This is one rep. Repeat until done with the set.
Tip: Keep abs tight and try to meet elbow to legs.
Side Oblique Crunch
Crab Kick Up –
Get on the floor in the crab position, both hands and feet on the floor. Fully extend arms and keep legs bent at a 90-degree angle. Dip arms down while lifting one leg into the air. Contract abs as you lower your body to kick foot up. Adjust body weight to your hands as you kick your leg up. Bring leg back down and go back to the starting position. This is one rep. Repeat motion switching legs after every rep.
Tip: Keep abs tight the entire time and adjust the weight to hands after every kick. Kick up as fast as you can and keep alternating legs
Prisoner Get-Ups -
Lie on back with hands behind head, legs fully extended. Contract abs as you lift your body up into sitting position legs crossed. Adjust feet so they are flat on the ground. Use momentum from your feet to push yourself to stand up position. Keep hands on the head the entire time. After you are standing repeat order in reverse going back to starting position. This is one rep. Repeat until you are done with your set.
Tip: Keep hands on the head the entire time. Use abs and legs to get up and lay down.