Sculpt Tight, Sexy Abs with This 15-Minute Crop Top Workout
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Hitting your muscles from all angles is the abs-olute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.
This routine, created by trainer and strength coach John Romaniello, targets your entire core with functional, up-off-the-floor moves. It’s more effective than spot-sculpting your six-pack muscles and, because you’re engaging so many more muscles with each move, it increases your body’s fat-burning power. Plus you’ll also tone your arms, chest, shoulders, back and legs.
You’ll need: A kettlebell and a stability ball
Watch one of our WH staffers perform the moves:
Grab a kettlebell with your right hand and stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bring the weight next to your right shoulder, then press it overhead. Rotate your chest to the right and look up at the kettlebell as you try to touch your left foot with your left hand. Pause, then return to start, keeping your right arm extended. Do eight reps before lowering the weight, then repeat on the other side.
Get into push-up position with your arms straight and your shins resting on a stability ball. Roll the ball towards your chest by pulling it forward with your legs and feet. Pause, then return to start by lowering your hips as you push the ball backward with your legs. Do 10 reps.
Unsupported One-Arm Row core
Hold a kettlebell in your right hand, place the top of your left hand on your lower back and stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your torso until it’s almost parallel to the floor, keeping your back flat and knees slightly bent and letting your right arm hang from your shoulder. Pull the weight to the side of your chest without moving your torso. Pause, then lower the weight back to start. Do eight reps, then repeat using your left arm.
Rolling Side Plank
Start in plank position, forearms on the ground and legs extended behind you. Rotate your torso to the side, rolling onto your left forearm and stacking your right foot on top of your left in a left side plank. Hold for one or two seconds, then return to start; hold for one second, then repeat on the other side. Continue alternating sides for 45 seconds.