Source: Tickstock & Pop Sugar (The All-Abs Workout)
You might have traded in your bikini for a cozy sweater, but toned abs never go out of style, so keep drawing your navel toward your spine. Here are nine great exercises for toning your midsection. Remember, the ol' Pilates trick of pulling the belly button in ensures that you're working the deepest ab muscle (known as the transverse), which helps create a sleek midriff.
The exercises are divided into three sections: upper abs, obliques, and lower abs. You can approach this workout three different ways: pick one exercise from each section and perform two to three sets, pick two exercises from each section and do one to two sets, or for the ultimate boredom buster, do one set of all nine exercises.
Combining these exercises with regular cardio and clean eating and incorporating these flat-belly foods into your diet will help you keep flat abs throughout the year.
Lower Abs: Double Crunch
Lower Abs: Resistance Band Flutter Kicks
Obliques: Twisting Side Plank
Obliques: Bicycle Crunches
Considered one of the most effective ab exercises, this move really works the obliques.
All Abs: Elbow Plank
Upper Abs: Pilates 100s
Upper Abs: Crunches on Exercise Ball