Move of the Week: Low-Belly Leg Reach
It's perfect for chiseling lower abs.
Want to learn a move that will totally chisel your lower abs? What about one you can do any time, anywhere? Introducing the low-belly leg reach—a simple yet effective exercise that tightens and tones the core. Learn how to execute this strengthening move with the help of Health’s resident fitness expert, Kristin McGee.
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Here's how to do it: Lie on your back with hands behind head, knees bent to 90 degrees. Inhale as you lift your shoulders to crunch up; hold for 3-5 seconds. Extend your legs to 45 degrees and hold for 3-5 seconds. That's one rep. Do 10-15 reps, and aim for 2 sets.
Trainer tip: Focus on contracting your abs and keeping your back flat against the ground.
Meet Kristin McGee at the Health's Total Wellness Weekend at Canyon Ranch resort April 22-24. For details, go to Health.com/TotalWellness.