how to get sexy abs

Fitness expert David Kirsch shares the most effective moves for getting enviable abs. Start prepping for summer now with these step-by-step moves for abdominals. Itsy bitsy bikini, here we come!

1. Stability Ball Planks
a) Place your hands on the floor, shoulder-width apart and positioned directly beneath your shoulders with your feet on a stability ball.
b) Keep your body straight, refuse the urge to stick your butt in the air!
c) HOLD! Start with 15 seconds at a time, and work your way up to a full minute.
MODIFICATION: Place your feet on the floor, keeping your body as flat as a board.

2. Lying Obliques
a) Lie flat on your back. Place one hand behind your head while crossing the opposite ankle over the opposite knee.
b) Fix your gaze on the ceiling and bring your elbow towards the raised knee.
c) Return slowly to start position.

3. High Plank on Stability Ball
a) Place your palms against the top of your stability ball.
b) Extend your legs and balance on the balls of your feet so that your body makes a 45 degree angle with the floor. Stretch through the crown of your head and reach through the backs of your heels. Hold for 15 seconds at first, but work your way towards holding for a full minute.

4. Knee Tucks on Stability Ball
a) Place your palms on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Your feet should be resting atop your stability ball, your legs fully extended so that your body is parallel to the floor.
b) Pull the ball in towards your chest with a rolling motion. Hold for 15 seconds. Lower and repeat.

5. Double Crunches
a) Lie flat on your back on the floor-make sure to have some cushioning like a mat, towel or carpet. Hug a stability ball between your knees and your shins while holding a medicine ball in your hands, which should be extended over your head.
b) Keep your legs straight and lift them off the floor.
c) Exhale while curling your tailbone towards your belly button. Lift the medicine ball toward the ceiling while crunching your upper body.

To get results even faster, David recommends following his A, B, C's of nutrition: no alcohol, bread or processed carbs.