"This move is awesome because it really targets your entire core," said Devan Kline, NASM-certified personal trainer and CEO of Burn Boot Camp. "It doesn't take long for this move to get your muscles burning." You can up the tempo for more of a cardio challenge, as long as you maintain proper form.
- Lie on the floor with your knees pulled into your chest and your hands behind your head.
- Lift your shoulder blades off the ground and pull your abs toward your spine, pressing your low back into the mat. Don't pull on your head or neck with your hands; they're just there to support.
- Straighten your left leg out while turning your upper body to the right, bringing your left elbow toward the right knee. Make sure your rib cage is moving and not just your elbows.
- Repeat this action on the other side.
- This completes one rep.