Get Sexy Abs
If You Hate Doing Crunches
If You've Hit a Plateau
Bonus tip: If you still aren't seeing results, switch up your routine with Peterson's core secrets book The Workout.
If You're a New Mom
Trainer Ramona Braganza designed the 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone program that has helped Jessica Alba, Ashlee Simpson, and Halle Berry get back into red-carpet shape. "You repeat a 10-minute cardio segment and a 10-minute strength segment 3 times, which adds up to an hour-long workout," says Braganza of the system. "In addition to traditional sit-ups and crunches, try moves like planking, squat thrusts and oblique exercises on a ball to strengthen transverse muscles."
Bonus tip: If you're breast feeding, rehydrate with water that contains electrolytes. "I recommend Vitamin Water 10. It's only 10 calories, so it won't sabotage your healthy meal plans and workouts," says Braganza.
Always check with your doctor before starting a post-pregnancy workout plan
If You Don't Belong to a Gym
Bonus tip: Get moving! Borden says the key to seeing toned abs is getting rid of the layer of body fat over your abdominal muscles. "If you don't include any type of cardio in your workout-you'll never see your abs!"
If You're Always on The Go
Bonus Tip: For best results, add a 10-minute Triad ball workout to your regular cardio routine 3-5 times a week. (Even when you're at home!)
If You Don't Have a Lot of Time
Bonus Tip:Try Jensen's favorite abdominal-focused moves:
Side Teaser: Lay on your right side and lean on right elbow. Lift both legs straight up together, keeping knees straight. Reach up with left arm, touch toes and return slowly to the start position. Do 10 reps on each side.
Core twist: Sit on floor with bent knees and curve your back at a 45 degree angle. Position bent arms in front of body and punch out to each side while holding core tight and twisting slightly for two sets of 20 reps.
Need an extra challenge? Slip on a pair of weighted Piloxing gloves.
If You Get Bored
While Gunnar Peterson believes that workout staples like weights, medicine balls, and crunches work wonders for the abs, he spices things up with new equipment like the SpeedFit SpeedBoard. "You can fly on this thing without the grinding sensation you sometimes feel on a regular treadmill," says Peterson, who has introduced clients like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez to the modern marvel. "You're get the return because it torches body fat."
Bonus tip: Peterson also recommends trying out the Ab Coaster or the Ab Solo.