but sometimes, certain ab exercises just aren’t fun enough to do on a daily, or semi-daily, basis… well, luckily I just found 5 new ones and they’re all easy and fun!
According to the article where I found these exercises, you only need to do these 5 minutes a day to trim your tummy, along with eating right and other exercise, of course! Do all of these in one set of 8 reps, or pick a few and do two sets of 12 reps.
Works: abs, obliques, shoulders, butt, thighs
Start in side plank, left palm on floor, right arm extended to ceiling, hips lifted, feet stacked. Hold plank as you tap right foot in front of left (as shown), then behind, for 1 rep. Do reps. Switch sides; repeat.
Works: abs, shoulders, butt, thighs
Start in plank with a folded towel under toes. Engage abs as you lift hips and slide feet toward hands, keeping legs straight, so body forms an inverted V (as shown). Return to start for 1 rep. Repeat.
Works: abs, shoulders, triceps
Start in reverse plank: wrists under shoulders, fingers forward, legs extended (as shown). Drop hips and swing them back between arms, sliding heels and keeping legs straight. Return to start for 1 rep. Repeat.
Works: abs, shoulders, biceps
Start in plank, then bend elbows to bring forearms to floor; move right hand to left elbow and left hand to right elbow. Lift right arm over left, placing it in front of left on floor (as shown), as you walk toes 1 step forward. Repeat with left arm, then reverse move to return to start, for 1 rep. Repeat.
Works: abs, shoulders, butt, legs
Start in plank, then lift hips, coming into Downward Dog, as you raise left leg to ceiling and bend left knee behind you, foot flexed (as shown). Return to plank. Switch sides to complete 1 rep. Repeat.