How to Get a Six Pack without Crunches
7 Core Moves That Are More Fun Than Situps
Funky Moves, Real Results!
Standing Side Crunch
Plank Leg Shoot
Lying Floor Wipers
How to do it: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees bent. Move your hips in a sideways “eight” motion. Starting with the right, take your hips up, around and center, and then take your left hip up, around, and center.
How many reps: “Put on your favorite song and do this move for the whole length of the track,” says Mallett.
Why it works: “Belly dancing is awesome for your internal and external obliques because of the gyration in the hips, and it’s also great for your core,” says Mallett. “You are working your abdominals and obliques at the same time, so it’s a really good move to tone the waist.”
Make it harder: Lift your heels off the floor. “This makes the workout more intense because you’ll be a little off balance. This intensifies your abdominal contractions.”
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