10 tough core exercises to flatten your belly

Who doesn’t want a tight and toned core, and perhaps abs that pop? In addition to looking great, a strong core really cuts down on back soreness and aches and pains, so core training isn’t just vanity, it’s healthy!

Here are some of our favorite core-strengthening exercises to get you baring your belly and standing straighter than ever.

1. Supermans

Move Targets: Lower lumbar muscles and abdominals

Step 1: Start by lying face down and extending your arms out in front of you.

Step 2: Press your shoulder blades together and lift your arms, chest, and legs off the floor.

Step 3: Hold position for 60 seconds, keeping your head up and your arms extended out in front of you.

Modification (Beginner): Lift just your legs and chest for 30 seconds and then lift just your arms for 30 seconds.