Summer Body Workout: Three Moves for Toned Abs
Hello, crop top season! Follow this routine from CosmoBody's Katia Pryce and show off your core with confidence.
Ah, summertime. The season of beach escapes, barbecue parties and rooftop bars. One of the best parts of all? The clothes. Gone are the days of cold-weather layers—it's time for cute tanks, crop tops, mini skirts and jean shorts. Where there's more skin to show, there's more reason to tone up. Now is the perfect time to get started on a regimen that will have you looking your best in your warm weather wardrobe.
We sought out CosmoBody trainer Katia Pryce, also creator of Dance Body, to get her expert tips on the best moves you can do to get your core ready for midriff-baring styles. Bonus: you can do these in the gym, the park, your living room—anywhere! Follow along, below.
Arabesque Oblique Pull
A. Using a bar, chair or other stable item for balance, extend out the full length of your arm and leg on one side.
B. Squeeze your abs as you pull your elbow to your knee. Do 30 reps on each side.
A. Lie down, touching your toes together with knees splayed to the side. Raise your arms above your head.
B. Crunch your abs, lifting your lower body up as your hands touch your heels. Repeat 30 reps.
Zig Zag abs
A. Stand up with your feet a little bit wider than shoulder width apart. Tuck your pelvis in so your abs are engaged—it should feel like you're doing a crunch. Keep your hips and shoulders stable and slide to the left.
B. Slide to the right. Instead of going for reps, do this move for the duration of a song you love.