No equipment, limited space, no problem. You can still work toward those washboard abs no matter where you are. Here are some exercises that will sizzle your midsection. Perform three sets of each exercise, four days a week, and you will be well on your way to flat, toned tummy.
Exercise 1: Leg Lowers
Start lying on your back on the floor or mat with your arms extended along your sides. Raise both legs straight up toward the ceiling. Keeping your legs straight and together, inhale as you lower both legs until they are hovering just above the floor. Exhale as you raise your legs back to the starting position. That is one rep. Be sure to maintain a neutral spine position throughout the exercise, avoiding any excessive arching of the lower back as you move your legs. Start with 10 reps.
Exercise 2: Oblique Crunches
Start lying on your back with your left arm extended down your side, and your right arm bent so your right hand is on the back of your head and your right elbow is on the floor. Cross your left leg so the right foot is above the left knee to create a figure “4” with the legs. Exhale as you lift your head, neck, and chest off the ground and rotate your torso to reach the right elbow to your left knee. Inhale as you slowly lower your upper body back to the floor. That is one rep. Repeat 15 times and then switch legs.
Exercise 3: Forearm Plank
Start in an upward push-up position and drop down to your forearms. Your shoulders should be directly above your elbows, and your palms are flat on the floor. Squeeze your glutes and draw your navel up to your spine. Take deep inhales and long exhales. Hold the position for 45 seconds.