Even though summer is coming to an end, its never too late to get those abs. You’re probably thinking, “Oh great! I better start doing crunches and sit-ups now!” That might not be necessary. According to the March issue of Cosmopolitan, fitness trainer Tracy Anderson says you can get fit in six minutes with four different exercises.
Torso Twister: You start by laying on your back with your legs out straight but angled to the left and about 45 degrees off the ground. Put your left arm behind your head, and your right arm should be out straight to the right side. The next step is to lift your legs 90 degrees off the ground. That counts as one rep. Do 30 reps, and then switch sides.
Superwoman Plank: You start in a plank position, like you’re going to do a pushup. But you should have your legs spread wide. The next step is to put your left arm forward and right leg back. While doing this, you also pull your abdominal muscles toward your spine. As you do this, keep your hips angled to the floor. This counts as one rep. Do 30 reps, and then switch sides.
Side-Lunge Extension: You start in a plank position. First, you bring your right foot into a side lunge. Then, you bring your right leg back diagonally. Make sure to extend it above your butt. This counts as one rep. Do 30 reps, and repeat with your left leg.
Cross-Leg Crunch: You start by lying on your back with your hands behind your head and your body crunched up. Then you extend your legs with the your right ankle crossed over your left. Make sure you keep your legs a few inches off the ground. The next step is to keep your legs crossed and pull them up to your chest. This counts as one rep. Do 30 reps and repeat with your left leg on top.
Now, it’s time to get those abs in 6 minutes. 😉