Make your crunches do double-duty

Wanna blast ab flab and score a six pack in just a few weeks? This move will have you bikini-ready in no-time flat. Just add it to your cardio workout three times a week and get ready to hit the sand!


Since sculpting is about muscle control rather than momentum, you want to do these moves as slowly as you can. Begin each sesh with a 5-minute warm-up, like walking or jogging in place. When your finished, stretch your bod out to give your muscles some relief.


The Two-Way Crunch

Start by lying on your back with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Raise your legs so your knees are above your hips and your calves are parallel to the floor. Place your hands lightly behind your head, elbows to the sides. Contract abs, pulling your bellybutton into your spine. 
Finish by exhaling, and then squeeze your abs as you lift your hips slightly off the floor. Bring your knees toward your chest, simultaneously lifting your head and shoulders a few inches off the floor. Inhale as you lower. Slowly repeat for 15 total repetitions.


by Martica Heaner | 2/1/2016
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