Beach Body Workouts for Women: Abs

If you want to trim fat around your midsection and tone up for summer, it's time to start doing crunches and other ab exercises, right?

Well, not exactly.

Contrary to popular belief, exercises that directly target your abs—like crunches or sit-ups—are not the best for toning your stomach. Instead, try compound exercises that use several muscles at once. These can help you burn calories, build muscle, and get the beach body look you want.

Each of these workouts should be done in circuit form. Perform a total of three workouts per week on non-consecutive days.

View the full Beach Body Workout series here

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