Enough with crude crunches. Pretty is just as powerful. Refine your ab workout with elegant plank dips and a seated twist. This floor routine will whittle your waist, strengthen your back, and elongate your spine, giving you a tall, graceful look. While doing these moves (3 or 4 times a week is best), keep your abs, obliques, back, and legs contracted as you make smooth, even movements. (Want to work out more but don’t have the time? Then try Fit in 10, the new workout program that only takes 10 minutes a day.)
Side Plank Dip
A. Lie on left side with right foot crossed over left and right hand behind head. Rest left forearm on floor perpendicular to body, elbow under shoulder. Lift hips so legs are off floor, keeping forearm on floor for support.
B. Slowly lower hips to 1 to 2 inches off floor. Do 10 reps. Switch sides and repeat.