Make crunches less boring by adding a yoga element: belly-flattening Boat Pose. This move from E! host Maria Menounosâ circuit routine will help you get toned, taut abs. Just remember to keep your chin up to avoid neck strain.
Here's how to do it: Lie faceup with your hands behind your head, elbows pointing forward and legs long. Engage your abs and crunch up, bringing your elbows and knees together. Keeping your lower back pressed firmly into floor, slowly extend your legs and arms to 45 degrees, then return to start. Repeat for 1 minute.
Try this move: Crunch to Boat Pose
Have a little more time to break a sweat? You can do this exercise as part of a fat-melting circuit. Watch Maria Menounos, author of Every Girlâs Guide to Diet and Fitness, show you how to do a speedy, 7-move exercise routine. Do this circuit two to three times to get a great workout in less than 20 minutes.