By Christina | May 3, 2009
I love titles like this one, don’t you? Nothing guarantees a flat belly in fact, most people will never see a flat belly because although they may do the exercise I am listing below, they don’t change their eating habits and as long as you are eating 3000 more calories a day than you burn, you are not dropping the fat.
Let’s assume when you read the title above and you start on the quest for washboard abs that you are eating properly and exercise is a regular part of your life. Now you have a chance!
- Pike Crunch – Lay on your back and lift both legs off the floor, make an “L” with your legs (one is straight up and one is just inches off the floor.) Place hands behind the head and crunch, switch legs. I am not giving you a number or repetitions, just go til you can’t anymore.
- Frog Crunch – Sit up with bent knees, feet just slightly off the floor. Wrap the arms around the legs, without touching the legs. Open the arms to the side and extend the legs out, return to start position and repeat.
- Goal Posts – Stand for this one in neutral spinal alignment. Lift your arms, like goal posts, and bring one knee to the same side elbow as many times as you can.
- Pilates Corkscrew – This is my favorite ab exercise – Lay on your back and lift legs perpendicular to the floor. Engage abdominals and lift hips off floor as you create a corkscrew motion with your lower body. Reverse the direction.