Forget run-of-the-mill crunches: scissor abs will work your legs, back, and abs. Over time and with stretching, you might be able to do a full split crunch!
- Lie flat on your back. Extend your arms so they're against the sides of your body with your palms pressing into the floor. Pull your navel in toward your spine, and actively press your lower back flat on the ground.
- Lift both legs straight up toward the ceiling, continuing to engage your abs. Keeping your core strong, slowly lower your right leg until it is a few inches above the floor. Then slowly scissor your legs, lifting your right leg back up as you lower your left leg down toward the floor.
- You may not feel this until you do it for a while, so repeat the move for a total of 20 to 30 times on each leg.