Abs - No Situps or Crunches. Photos by Benjamin Patterson
Lift the hips while pulling your waistband in, keeping your legs straight.
Six-pack abs without the sit-ups
These six ab workout variations will have you looking forward to core day instead of dreading it.
Planks are challenging to begin with, and doing them on your side means only two points of contact with the floor, creating even more fun and wobbles ahead. Photos by Benjamin Patterson
Exhaling as you return to center, actively pull your belly button into your lower back. Drop to the left side and repeat. Make sure to keep your upper body planted on the floor as you twist. Repeat for 15 to 20 reps per side.
Hold your legs squeezed together for two counts, then raise them up for two counts and alternate side to side.
Amp up the side plank by extending your top arm overhead as you extend the top leg.
From your high side plank, each the top arm under the body reaching for the wall…
Use a medium-size exercise ball to introduce variations to your routine.