Superset 4: Obliques And Deep Abs
1. Criss Cross Abs
Targets: Abs and obliques
Triple the toning for your obliques compared with a standard crunch.
Lie face up on floor with elbows bent out to sides at shoulder level, hands touching behind ears and knees bent, feet flat.
Crunch up, lifting feet off floor, and rotate torso toward right as you bring right knee into chest; simultaneously extend left leg diagonally up at a 45 degree angle.
Keeping torso and legs lifted, switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep.
Do 10 to 12 reps, then move on to the Roll-Up.
2. Roll-Up Exercise
Target: Deep abs
26 percent more ab flattening than a typical crunch.
Lie face up on floor with arms extended behind head, palms up.
Engaging abs, raise arms overhead, and slowly lift shoulders and then torso off floor; hinge forward at hips to reach hands to touch toes. MAKE IT EASIER: Place a folded towel or small pillow under lower back for support.
Slowly reverse motion back to start.
Do 10 to 12 reps, then return to the Crisscross. Continue alternating until you’ve done 3 sets of each exercise.