(Click the picture above to watch a video of this exercise)
Working the Rectus Abdominus and Obliques, the Reverse Crunch with Rotation is great for getting those lovely lines and shape in your abdomen. Spring is only 19 days away, so there is no better time than the present to flatten and tone those bellies!
Directions: From a supine position, lift both feet with knees bent and lower them about halfway down to one side. As you bring the legs back up, add in a reverse crunch by lifting the pelvis up of the ground and then bring the knees to the other side of your body.
• Press hands into the ground for stability and added tricep work
• Core remains engaged throughout
• Relax your face and neck
• B R E A T H E
To make this less intense, perform the reverse crunch only without rotation. And after your first trimester this exercise needs to be modified: sit in an inclined position, leaning back on the elbows and rotate the knees side to side. Feet can be on or off the ground.