Watch Ellen DeGeneres Crush an Ab Workout Moments Before Hosting Her Show

Ellen DeGeneres is known for making us laugh hysterically and sharing heartwarming moments on her show, and now she can officially add fitness badass to her résumé.

Most hosts likely prepare for showtime by going over their lineup, making sure they know all the facts about their guests, and trying to calm any nerves they may have, but Ellen took her preshow prep to the next level with a quick ab-strengthening workout. You can do it anywhere, and you're definitely going to feel your abs shaking after a couple of rounds. If you're ready for a short and sweet ab blast, check out Ellen's workout ahead.

Ellen's Ab Workout

  • Plank with shoulder tap and knee drive: two reps
  • High plank: hold for 10 to 30 seconds
Plank With Shoulder Tap and Knee Drive
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Plank With Shoulder Tap and Knee Drive

  • Begin in a plank variation with your feet slightly wider than your hips for added stability.
  • Keeping your torso stable, bring your right hand to your left shoulder, then return your right hand back to the mat.
  • Bring your left hand to your right shoulder and return it to the mat.
  • Next, drive your left knee to your left elbow. Return to the starting position and repeat on the right side. This counts as one rep.
  • Repeat for a total of two reps.
High Plank
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High Plank

  • Start resting on all fours.
  • With your palms flat, raise up off your knees onto your toes. Keep your hands directly below your shoulders.
  • Contract your abs to keep yourself up and prevent your bottom from sticking up. Remember to keep your belly button pulled in.
  • With your head and spine in line, keep your back flat — don't let it curve. Picture your body as a long, straight board.
  • Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.