Full Body Workout: Flat Abs
Chances are you're already doing crunches regularly, but to get the flat abs that cause double takes, you need a sculptor that targets more muscles. This is it! "Rotating with the resistance band really strengthens your obliques—the muscles on the sides of your midsection—which can make your waistline appear more narrow," says Irv Cheung, owner of IC Fitness Customized Personal Training in New York City, who designed this quick workout. Using the stability ball also forces your abs to work harder to do the twist, adds Cheung. Try this flat abs exercise, and your tummy will be turning heads in no time.
2-Minute Flat Abs Exercise: Super Twist
Works: core and legs
You'll need: A handled resistance tube and a stability ball.
Workout details: Do 2 sets of 12 reps. Beginners, try it without the ball.
1) Anchor one end of a resistance tube to a secure object at waist height and stand with right side closest to it.
2) Grasp handle with left hand and hold a stability ball in front of you, elbows slightly bent so tube is taut around middle of ball.
3) Stand with feet wide, toes turned out, and squat [A]. Straighten legs as you rotate torso to the left [B]. Return to squat; repeat. Switch sides to complete set.
Make it harder: Use a heavier tube and/or do 3 sets.
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