Crunches: Not so effective, not so fun. Plank pose: Awesome for you, still not so fun to hold.
…Which is where the abs move in the video below comes in. This exercise, from the brilliant mind of Women’s Health yoga contributor Kathryn Budig, incorporates plank on both the hands and forearms but also keeps you moving and grooving so you’re not so focused on hating your life for 60 seconds straight:
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Kathryn Budig is a jet-setting yoga teacher who teaches online at Yogaglo. She is the contributing yoga expert for Women’s Health magazine, a Yoga Journal contributor, yogi-foodie for MindBodyGreen, creator of Gaiam’s Aim True Yoga DVD, co-founder of Poses for Paws, and author of Rodale’s The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or on her site.