Flat ab workout

swizzle reachSwizzle Reach

Lie face up, hands behind head, elbows out, legs together with knees bent, shins parallel to ground. Engage abs, lifting upper body and reaching elbows to knees. Hold crunch as you straighten legs, lifting right leg high and lowering left leg to a 45-degree angle. Extend arms (as shown) and hold for 1 beat. Return to start. Repeat, reversing legs, for 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Target:works transversus and rectus abdominis

Scissor Tapscissor tap

Lie on right side, right forearm propping up upper body, left arm raised and legs splayed wide with right leg in front (as shown). Engage abs to lift torso, keeping weight on right hip, and reach right hand to tap between shins. Return to start. Scissor legs so left is in front of right, and tap again for 1 rep. Do 15 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Target:works transversus and rectus abdominis, obliques

twist and tightenTwist and Tighten

Sit with feet planted, right hand on ground about a foot behind right hip, left hand on head, elbow out; lift hips. Hold tabletop pose as you bend torso and raise right knee to touch left elbow over midsection (as shown). Do 12 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Target:works transversus and rectus abdominis, obliques

Reference: SELF


10 Minute Workout

competition sit upCompetition Sit-up

Lie face-up with legs straight, arms extended overhead on ground. Engage abs and sit up, bending knees as you reach hands to toes (as shown). Return to start; continue for 1 minute. Targets: abs, hips (see how many you can do in 3 minutes)

side bend twistSide Bend Waist

Start in side plank on right, left foot staggered in front of right for balance. Extend left arm above head. Sweep left arm under stomach, twisting torso until face down (as shown); return to start. Do 12 reps 3 sets; repeat on opposite side.

28% better than a crunch for sculpting your sides

Beggar Planksbeggars plank

Start in plank position on forearms, palms down, feet together. Flip right palm up as you move right forearm forward a few inches; repeat on left (as shown). Reverse movement: Move left forearm back as you flip palm down; repeat on right to return to start for 1 rep. Do 15 reps 3 sets. Targets: transversus and rectus abdominis, obliques