Lift Your Legs for Great Abs

 Lift Your Legs for Great Abs

  • Lie on your right side, legs extended long. Head may rest on right hand, with elbow bent, or right arm may be laid flat on the mat. Place left hand on floor for balance and support.
  • Slightly hinge both legs forward from the hips.
  • Both legs glued together, lift them up and down, felling a burn on the left oblique and abdominal area.
  • Repeat on other side.

(If you’d like to step it up a notch, keep both legs up and from there only lift the top leg up and down, keeping the bottom leg still and elevated. For even more of a burn, now keep the top leg up and still while moving the bottom leg up and down.)

BONUS: This exercise not only works the obliques/abdominal area, but the inner/outer thighs and butt.

*Sets: 3-5
*Reps: 15-20

Adrian Ramirez, Celebrity Pilates Instructor, Adrian’s Power Pilates

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Swimsuit Ready Challenge

This exercise is part of our Swimsuit Ready Challenge (April 2-30, 2012). Do this exercise and comment below “I did this!” to be entered to win our $100 and $50 giveaways. You may enter up to one time per day through April 30th.

Also – be sure to share this on Facebook, Pinterest and other sites to let your friends cheer you on or – better yet – join in on the challenge so they can hang out on the beach with you this summer!

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