4 Super Easy Exercises for Hot Abs. We promise they won’t have you committed to the gym.
1. The T-Twist.
Hold a dumbbell in right hand. Try to challenge yourself — a 10 or 15 weight is ideal. Get into plank position, balancing on the chair on your left palm. Raise the dumbbell until your elbow makes a 90-degree angle. Twist your body to the right while raising and pressing the dumbbell toward the ceiling until arm is straight. Rotate back to start position. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch sides. Boom! Done.
2. The Hot Seat.
Hardcore toning is happening here — in your core, your arms and your butt. Grip the sides of the dumbbell in your palms. Stand with feet hip-width apart, facing away from the chair. Raise your left foot and place the ankle on your right knee; bend your right knee to lower your butt to the seat. As soon as your butt hits the seat, pop back up to standing position while doing a biceps curl with the dumbbell, and squeeze your butt muscles when your right leg is straight. Again, repeat for 30 seconds, then switch legs.
3. The Hip Dip.
Get into side-plank position, with your left foot on the chair’s seat and right foot on the floor. Balance on your right forearm, with your left hand on your left hip. Lower your right hip to the floor (feel the burn, feel it!), then return to start position. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch sides.
4. The Booty Up.
This move might feel a little awkward at first, but it is really necessary to tie the whole workout together. Grip the sides of the dumbbell in your palms. Lie face-up on the floor, with your heels on the chair’s seat, arms straight and extended to the ceiling. Raise your butt off the floor as high as you can go. Lower your butt to the floor, then do a full sit-up. Return to the floor, alternating butt raises and sit-ups. Repeat for 60 seconds. If you’re feeling super ambitious, press the dumbbell overhead at the top of the sit-up.
You can do it!