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Even if you’ve done downward dog a gajillion times in yoga class you’ll want to try this abs-focused variation called the Downward Dog Reach from Katherine Greiner of KGBody. This move incorporates a diagonal reach that recruits your obliques (they’re the muscles that run along the sides of your waist).

That’s not the only benefit: The exercise also incorporates another core-focused position, plank. And you’ll move through downward dog, a pose that helps stretch and strengthen your arms, upper back, and legs. It’s a delicious move for your abs that doesn’t require any equipment—here’s how to do it:

  • Start in a high plank with feet wider than hip-width apart.
  • Keep feet still as you shift hips up and back.
  • Reach right hand under and across to tap left knee.
  • Return to high plank and repeat on opposite side for 1 rep.
  • Do 2 sets of 10 reps.

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Related: 6 Ultra-Effective Abs Moves That Aren’t Planks Or Crunches

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