We’ve all heard that we have to strengthen our core. But, let’s be honest—we don’t always remember to pull it in, tighten it, or think about it at all! These four challenging ab exercises from Katie Dunlop of @lovesweatfitness will whittle your middle in no time flat—just in time for the holidays, of course!
Single Leg Reach + Crunch
Lying on your back, bring your right arm behind your head, elbow out, and extend your left leg. Exhale as you crunch your knee to your elbow at center and repeat.
Double Leg In + Outs
Starting on your back, bend your knees and bring your hands behind your head with elbows wide. Inhale as you lower your shoulder onto the mat and extend your legs. Exhale as you bend and crunch your knees to your elbows.
Starting on your side, bring your feet slightly in front of your body, rolling back just enough to sit on the soft side of your booty. Reach your top arm overhead as you engage your core and lift your legs together off the floor. Bend your knees to center and crunch, then extend your legs and lower back to starting point.
Side Plank Toe Tap
Start in a side plank. Bring your bottom leg forward as you reach your top arm directly toward the sky, then lift it and have your leg and arm meet in the center.