Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
Want a Flat Belly? This Smoothie Will Help Get You There
Summer
18 Cool Tank Tops For Steamy Summer Workouts
Running
It Took Years and 3 Half-Marathons For Me to Realize I Really F*cking Hate Running

Crunches Using a Block

One Block Away From a Stronger Core: Block Pulses

Here's a quick move you can do the next time you arrive early to yoga class. Block pulses target the core, and as a bonus, this ab move will also tone the inner thighs.

  • Grab a block and lie on your back.
  • Place the block between your lower legs, squeezing your thighs together to keep it in place.
  • Using your abs, inhale to lift your torso off the floor and extend your arms in front of you on either side of your thighs.
  • Exhale to lower your torso toward the floor, but don't let your shoulders touch; this counts as one rep.
  • Complete three sets of 15 reps.
  • At the end of your last rep, with your torso lifted, pulse your torso up for 30 reps.
  • Release your torso to the floor.
Join The Conversation
How Long Should I Wait to Work Out After Eating?
Best Ab Exercises Using Weights
Cardio Ab Exercises
The Best Frozen Desserts at Trader Joe's
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds