Light Up Your Abs!

Want a sure fire way to target your abs?

Put a small ball behind your lower back.

Press your belly button into your spine as you press into the ball.

Extend arms overhead, without lifting through the ribs.

Be prepared for an ‘earthquake’ as arms extend.

If you can’t keep your tummy tucked in, lower or bend arms.

You can do any series of arm extensions: overhead, to the side, alternating side to side.

Keep movements slow and steady!

This exercise hits the deep stabilizing muscle of the core (the transverse abdominus), if you’ve had any abdominal surgery, watch this video to learn how to engage this muscle again:

Want a firmer, flatter belly? It’s more than just exercise (although exercise is a good start), let’s talk about how small tweaks to your nutrition will make the biggest difference: