Fitness: Tone Your Tummy

Ab exercises

Belly fat is stubborn! It just doesn’t want to leave. This exercise from Lifescript allows you to target all of your tummy muscles for faster results:

Bicycle enthusiasts are sure to love today’s exercise! Even non-cyclists will enjoy the easy, rhythmic motion of this bicycle crunch. It works all four abdominal groups, and it’ll take just 10 short minutes! Unlike sit-ups, this move keeps you in constant motion, meaning no stationary time in between movements. Get ready to break a sweat!

Step 1:
 Lie flat on your back. Place your hands behind your head and raise your heels about 2 inches from the ground, keeping your chin up and abs tight throughout the exercise.

Step 2: Bring your right elbow to your left knee and breathe slowly as you rotate to the other side or a count of 10 seconds.

Step 3:
 Hold and squeeze for 2 seconds at the maximum tension point (where your left elbow meets your right knee).

Step 4:
 Lower your body to the starting point through a count of 10 seconds.

Step 5:
 Repeat three times without resting, alternating sides, for a total of 2 reps per side.

By Jorge Cruise