4. Toe Touch Crunches
The regular crunch is not effective and puts unnecessary strain on your upper body. Instead, try the toe touch crunch. Lie on your back, with legs together. Lift them in the air so thighs are perpendicular to the floor and create a 90-degree angle from the body. Extend your hands out so you’re reaching towards the toes, lifting your head and chest. Do this smoothly and without jerking motions. Repeat for 45 seconds.
5. Russian Twist
This is a killer way to get to those side abs. Sit on the floor with legs bent in front of you. Beginning in this sit-up position, lean back so that your core is engaged, but your back is still as straight as possible. Twist the torso from side to side, with hands clasped in front of you. To make this harder, lift your feet off the floor and bend your knees, crossing ankles. Repeat for 45 seconds.
This is one of the more challenging moves in our routine, but it gets results fast. Lie down on your back with legs straight and arms extended straight behind your head. In a swift movement, lift the torso fulling off the ground, and lift your legs at the same time, trying to touch your toes. Your body will create a V-shape. If this puts pressure on your back, modify by keeping your legs on the floor. Do not use momentum to get up. Repeat for 45 seconds.