Sit-ups never fail, but they can become redundant if you’re steadily working out. To change things up when it comes to your core rotation, our in-house Poosh fitness expert, Amanda Lee, is sharing four simple moves to add to your at-home exercise list. If you’re looking to strengthen your abs without doing a single sit-up, this one’s for you. Learn each 30-second motion that will tighten and define your core.
Hip Drop Plank
Alternating Knee to Elbow Plank with Leg Raise
Side Plank with Upper Body Rotation
Hand to Forearm Plank
*30 seconds each
How to: Get into a plank position on your forearms. Rotate at the waist and touch your right hip to the ground. Rotate back up and then touch your left hip to the ground. Alternate back and forth for 30 seconds.
The Move: Alternating Knee to Elbow Plank with Leg Raise
How to: Start in a plank position on your hands. Lift your leg and pull your knee in toward your opposite elbow. As you push your knee back, straighten your leg toward the ceiling. Complete this movement for 30 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side.
The Move: Side Plank with Upper Body Rotation
How to: Lie on one side with your elbow directly under your shoulder. Place your opposite arm behind your head. Stack your legs and raise your hips. Rotate your arm toward the ground and then back up. Repeat for 30 seconds and then switch sides.
The Move: Hand to Forearm Plank
How to: Start in the forearm plank position. Move and straighten one arm at a time to lift yourself into the full plank on your hands. Then bend your arms to lower yourself back into a forearm plank. Repeat for 30 seconds.