Wanna get that tummy toned before Spring Break? We’ve got a do-anywhere ab routine to get your belly ready for bikini season in no time. Try these moves a few times a week, throw in some cardio and you’ll be in enviable shape by the time warm weather hits.
Lie on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat and apart about the width of your hips. Put your hands behind your head with fingertips lightly touching behind your neck. Contract your abs, then raise your head, upper back and shoulders off the floor (don’t cheat and pull your head up with your hands!). Keep raising to a slow, steady count of four until your chin is about four inches from your chest. Hold for a moment, then slowly return to the starting position.
Lie on the floor with knees bent and legs lifted, hands behind your head. Lift shoulder blades off the floor, and slowly twist left elbow toward right knee as you extend your left leg; immediately switch sides without lowering your shoulders to the floor.
Straight Leg Crunch
Lie on your back with legs raised straight above your hips and arms reaching up. Lifting your shoulders from the floor, simultaneously stretch fingertips towards toes and press feet to the ceiling to lift your butt and tailbone off the floor.
Lie on your right side with right elbow under your shoulder. Lift hips so your body is in a straight line from knee to head. Hold for 20 counts. Repeat on left.
BY GL ON 2/24/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sports, fitness