Yoga: Side Plank Pose
Side plank pose tests your balance and strengthens abs (obliques), shoulders, and glutes, says Budig.
1. Begin in Plank. Bring your left palm to the center of your mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Press deeply into your left palm to bring your shoulder away from your earlobe, and stack your right shoulder directly above your left.
2. Engage your obliques by lifting and stacking your hips. Extend your right arm straight up and gaze sideways or upward. Hold for five to 10 breaths. Repeat on the opposite side.
Yoga: Windshield Wiper Abs Pose
Target your lower belly and oblique muscles with the windshield wiper abs pose, explains Budig. The move also strengthens the lower back.
1. Lie flat on your back with both legs straight up in the air. Rest your arm straight and wide on the ground so that the palms are facing down and in line with your shoulders. Exhale, and keep your legs straight and together as you reach your toes toward the opposite fingers.
2. Inhale to come back up to center, and then switch sides.
Yoga: Knee-to-Nose Pose
The knee-to-nose pose helps you learn how to round your upper back, which strengthens belly andchest muscles, says Budig.
1. Begin in Downward Facing Dog.
2. Lift your right leg up into the air. Bring your shoulders over your wrists, keeping your arms straight, and draw your right knee tight into your chest. Keep your hips in line with your shoulders.
3. Try to kiss your knee as you press the ground away and round your back.