Summer may be coming to an end but a killer core is never out of season. A strong core not only gives you a slim physique, but also reduces back pain, improves posture, increases balance and gives you a confidence boost. In order to build lean muscle and flatten out your stomach, your workouts need to challenge the core in many different ranges of motion.
These dynamic moves will strengthen your abs to flatten things out and maintain a six-pack, strengthen your obliques to create a v-shape and work your hips to give you an hourglass figure.
Perform the workout 3-4 times a week on its own or in addition to your usual workout. Once you get through each exercise, rest for 30 seconds and repeat the entire routine three times. You only need a mat, so you can complete this workout anywhere!
Lie flat on your back with your legs extended to straight and arms by your sides. Lift your right leg up to hip-height as you lift your upper back off the floor. Reach your left hand to touch your lifted right leg. Twist through your waist, engaging the obliques and keeping your leg still.
Lower your leg and torso back to the floor, coming back into a lying position. Engage your core to lift your left leg and upper back off the floor. Touch your right hand to your left leg, twisting through your waist.
Continue the movement for 10 reps each side.