The quest to get the perfect midriff and fabulous abs is a never-ending one. But, what if you could lose the fat and tone your muscles simultaneously? Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson shares a workout plan that will help add definition to your waist, while also keeping your curves intact.

Lower Ab Leg Tuck & Split
Lie on your back with hands behind your head for support. Lift the shoulders up off the floor and curve the upper back into a crunch. Remember to engage your abs and keep your stomach flat. Extend your legs straight out on the floor while keeping your feet together.

Now, lift the right leg up by bending at the knee and tucking it into your chest; then extend it out at a 45-degree angle from the hips, keeping it about six inches above the floor. Repeat from the start  by pulling your knee parallel to the chest and then outward.

Do 30 reps of the exercise with each leg.

Knee Tuck Number Four
Lie on your back with hands behind your head for support, keeping your neck relaxed as your shoulders are held off the floor in a crunch. Pull with your lower abs to tuck both knees into your chest, remembering to initiate from the lower abs and pulling the belly button down. Then as you extend both legs, the right one will bend at the knee, with the foot coming into the body and toes in line with the left knee, making the shape of a number four.

Lay the outer thigh on the ground as the left leg extends straight out with your heel resting on the floor. Initiate by pulling the abs in and tucking knees into your chest, then repeat the sequence.

Do 30 reps of the exercise with each leg.

Half & Full Butterfly
Lie on your back with both legs bent and toes together with heels held off the floor, in a frog or butterfly position. With your hands behind your head, support your rested neck and hold to about 45 degrees off the floor in a small crunch. Engage the abs and crunch up, lifting your shoulders a little more; then return to your starting half crunch position and repeat with a fuller large crunch (extending your arms straight reaching toward your feet).

Do 30 reps of this exercise.

What’s amazing is that this mini-workout session can be done in the comfort of your home, whenever you are free. If crunches put you off and have you procrastinating, then here are some other ways to get toned abs that don’t involve the particular exercise.


With a Masters in English literature, Trina Remedios has spent her recent years extensively writing about health and fitness, with a keen interest in the beauty segment as well. While her high calorific lunches are positively deceiving, her inner hippie takes to the city roads and can run circles around most marathoners. Follow her for beauty hacks, natural fixes, fitness fads, celebrity trends, and wellness tips.