Abs time. This exercise is also great for keeping your hip flexors limber.

Feel free to tweak this movement for needed modification. If your lower back is straining, bend your knees and lower your legs so that you’re not arching the entire way through.

Duration: Do 10 per side. Repeat 3 times.

Instructions:

  1. Lie on your back, hands at your sides. While the common flutter kick has you scissoring both legs simultaneously, this take keeps one leg straight up while the other rises from the floor to meet it.
  2. Keep your abs engaged to tone those muscles, as well as strengthen your core.
  3. Do about 10 per side.

Tomorrow: Stay ab fab.


Kelly Aiglon is a lifestyle journalist and brand strategist with a special focus on health, beauty, and wellness. When she’s not crafting a story, she can usually be found at the dance studio teaching Les Mills BODYJAM or SH’BAM. She and her family live outside of Chicago, and you can find her on Instagram.