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Need to shape up? Get toned fast, and have fun doing it, with the basic exercises in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Exercise ball (optional)
Lie on your back
Lie flat on your back on a mat or a comfortable place on the floor.
Bend your knees
Bend your knees 90 degrees. Your feet should be flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.
Fold your arms
Fold your arms across your chest. Your fingers should slightly touch your ears.
Roll yourself up
Slowly roll yourself up towards your knees. Only bring your shoulders 4 to 6 inches off of the floor. Your lower back should stay pressed against the mat.
Tighten your abdominal muscles
Tighten your abdominal muscles for one second at the top of the motion.
Lower your shoulders
Slowly lower your shoulders back to the starting position, exhale, and you are on your way to a six pack.