Most of us have that flabby part on our bellies we just can't seem to get rid of no matter how many crunches we do. Thankfully, there are easy-to-do exercises that can help you target those troublesome areas and get the six-pack you've been looking for.
The roll up. Lay on your back with arms stretched above your head and your legs extended to form a straight line. Take a breath in and bring your arms over your head and curl your upper body off the floor while doing so. Exhale once you get halfway up and keep rolling forward until you reach your toes. It's best to repeat this move 10 times.
There's also the leg drop, which can target your lower abs. First, raise both legs toward the ceiling and breathe in while tightening your abs. Then exhale and lower your legs until they're almost four inches above the floor. If you can't get quite that far then go until the small of your back comes off of the floor. Hold that position for a breath and raise your legs to the starting position. Try this 10 times.
Dr. Oz's ab workout
If you want a routine to help you get your abs to where you want them to be, consider trying some or all of the exercises from Dr. Oz's seven day belly workout cheat sheet.
1. Rock n' roll
For the first exercise of the week, lie on the floor with your hands behind your head. Rather than doing a standard sit-up, rock your legs toward you head. You'll then bring your legs down to the starting position. Don't worry if you can't lift your head off the ground at first, because you can still roll your legs from floor to ceiling. Do 10 to 15 of these.
2. Side impact
Stand with shoulders in line with your hips and raise your right arm. Shift your weight onto your left leg and rotate your right leg out at the hip. Then you'll want to crunch your right elbow and right knee together, as if you're doing a standing side crunch. Complete 10 to 15 reps before doing the other side.
3. Bridge belly buster
For this exercise, lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground with arms to your side. Then, take a breath to pull in your belly button. Exhale and slowly lift your pelvis. There should be a diagonal line from your knees to your upper body. Hold this position for five seconds before taking another breath to roll you back down to the floor a total of 10 times.