A brilliantly simple workout that features a mix of strength and yoga moves to tighten and tone a soft midriff. For these you will need: A mat or carpet, and a handy bench
ONE LEG BRIDGE
Lie on your back with knees bent, feet flat and arms by your sides. Raise your hips off the floor as high as you can. Now straighten your left leg (Make sure hips stay level and keep weight on shoulders, not neck). Hold for a count of three; lower to start position. Repeat for 30 secs, then switch legs.
Lie on your back with legs out, toes pointed. Inhale and raise your arms. Exhale and press your lower back down as you roll your head, neck and shoulders up, reaching your fingers towards the ceiling, until you feel a strong contraction in your stomach muscles. Slowly return to the start and repeat.
Lie on your left side. Prop your left elbow directly under your left shoulder, as shown. Keep your head and neck lifted. Now raise your left hip away from the floor, so your left elbow and foot support your weight. Hold for a count of three, then lower to start position. After 30 secs, switch sides.
Lie on your back with hands by your sides, knees bent at a 90-degree angle and feet off the floor. Tighten your abdominals and slowly lower your left leg towards the floor, straightening as shown. Stop when you feel your lower back coming off the floor. Return to start, then switch legs. Alternate for 1 min.
Tip: Tighten your leg muscles.