6 Moves to Get Crop-Top-Worthy Abs
Abs are back. Here, the only moves you need for a killer core
Take the first movement to the next level by adding a Pilates ball and a few extra reps. You have to really engage the entire side of your body to hold the ball, which helps firm the hips and obliques.
Bonus zones: Outer thighs and glutes
"Position yourself on your side with your hips stacked. Bend your bottom leg and tuck that heel behind you. Place your bottom elbow on the floor, beneath your shoulder.
Squeeze the Pilates ball between the heel and glute of your top leg (image A). Bring your knee in toward your chest, keeping your leg parallel to the floor. Swing your leg slowly back through the start and to the rear, squeezing your glute without arching your back (image B). Continue to move back and forth in a large arc through the air, maintaining an even pace. Roll over onto your other side and repeat with your opposite leg. Do 10-15 reps, each leg."
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