A simple #jumprope can help you get in shape. To find the right rope length, step on the center of the rope and pull the ends up—the handles should come up to your armpits. Keep your knees soft, spine tall, abs pulled in and elbows by your waist. Gaze forward and begin bouncing with both feet—you only need to come up a couple of inches off the floor for the rope to pass under your toes. Jump as long as you can, then jog in place to recover before jumping again.
Jump-Free workout. If you’re living in an apartment or on the top floor of a house, it can be hard to work out at home without disturbing others. Here’s a workout that has no jumps in it, so you won’t be bothering others!
A Hardcore Cardio and Strength Workout For Killer Abs
Combine cardio with core work to reap the flat-belly benefits of both types of sweat sessions. This workout alternates between jumping rope and standing ab moves, so you can tone your belly while burning serious calories in just 20 minutes!
my dance teacher used to make us do this! Exercise for the Transversus Abdominis (AKA the muscle that pulls in the ring of your waist) One area of your abs you may be neglecting is the transversus abdominus - without working it, you run the risk of developing a square torso (straight up and down) rather than an hourglass one (tapered at the waist).
Pilates Alphabet: Lay on a mat, put your hands behind your head, and draw your knees into your chest. Energetically lift your legs and point your toes towards the ceiling. "Write" the alphabet in the air with your feet. This burns amazingly.