Stay Fit for Summer: 6-Pack Abs in 3 Moves

Make your friends jealous with your sculpted flat stomach. All you need is 10 minutes a day to dominate your abs.

These three moves focus on core strength, stability and coordination, the right combination to build toned abs.

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Plank Walks With Push-ups

Start in a high-plank position with your hands pressed firmly into the ground, fingers spread wide and under your shoulders, legs extended straight back and core engaged. Make sure your neck is aligned with your spine. At the same time, lift your right hand and foot and step about a foot out to the right. Do a push-up. Once you're back up, bring your left hand and foot to meet your right hand and foot. Then walk your right hand and foot out again and do another push-up. Walk five times to the right and then five times to the left.

Reverse Plank With Leg Lifts

Sit on your sitting bone, legs extended straight out and back straight. Place your hands behind your back, fingertips should point toward your feet, roll your shoulders back and chin up. Engage your core and lift your body off the ground. Your body should be stiff like a board.

You can stay in the reverse plank position or challenge your body a little more with this move. Lift your right leg up, hold, and then switch and lift your left leg.


To begin, lie on the ground and extend your legs and arms past your head. Inhale. As you exhale, lift your legs straight up and your torso off the ground. Bring your arms forward in front of you so they're parallel to the ground. Your goal is to keep your back straight and neck aligned as you reach for your toes. The position you create is a giant V. Hold for three seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat this movement.  

About Stay Fit for Summer

Each week from June 2 to August 29, the Stay Fit for Summer series will offer a creative fitness circuit and healthy recipe to help you maintain your beach body. So get ready for your healthiest summer yet. Warning: You may never want to take your swimsuit off again.

Pair this workout with Stuffed Squash Drumsticks.

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