5 Killer Ab Moves To Whip You Into Shape

Laura Lajiness

Categories Expert Tips / Health & Wellness

Truth: We all want killer abs, but getting them seems like a brutal and laborious process. So what’s a lazy girl to do when a chiseled tummy is desired yet clocking endless hours at the gym or going plank-crazy sounds like torture? Enlist the help of Tone It Up founders Karena and Katrina—aka the adorable duo behind the cult-favorite fitness program. They’re pros at designing results-driven workouts that are fun and engaging but don’t feel excruciating. Plus, have you seen their abs? Clearly they know what they’re talking about. Here, five killer moves the fitness duo swears by for a toned tummy. Now get that crop-top ready.

Bicycles

Tone It Up Ab Workouts Bicycles

To target your obliques, lie on your back with your hands by your head and elbows out to the side. Lift your left leg, holding it a few inches off the ground and bend your right knee in toward your left elbow. Lower your right leg but continue holding it above the ground, and bend your left leg up to meet your right elbow. Complete 20 reps per side, 40 reps total.

Leg Raise Crunch

Tone It Up Ab Workouts Leg-Raise Crunch

            To tighten up your waistline, obliques and inner thighs, begin in a side plank with your left hand on the ground and right arm in the air. Make sure your hand is directly below your shoulder. Bring your left leg in front of you and slowly raise it up to the sky, then lower it down. Make sure to engage your core throughout to help maintain your balance. Complete 15 reps, then switch sides.

Mountain Climbers

Mountain-Climbers

      Raise your heart rate, tone your lower abs and strengthen your shoulders by beginning in a plank position with both hands directly below your shoulders. Bring your right knee up to your core. Hop off your left leg and bring your left knee to your core as you bring your right leg back down to the ground. Complete 20 reps per side, 40 total.

Side Plank Crunch

Tone It Up Ab Workouts Side Plank Crunch

  Continue to focus on your obliques and strengthen your hip flexors by beginning in a side plank with your left arm down and right arm in the air. Make sure your left hand is directly below your shoulder. Bring down your left knee to support your body. Lift your right knee and lower your right elbow to meet at your core. Slowly lower your leg down to start. Keep your core engaged throughout the move. Complete 20 reps, then switch sides.

Tummy Toners

Tone It Up Ab Workouts Tummy Toners

  Targeting your obliques and shoulders, begin in a plank position with your hands directly below your shoulders. Bring up your right knee to meet your right elbow. Slowly lower your knee to start and repeat with the left leg. Complete 20 reps per side, 40 total.