Try these 3 simple standing abs exercises for a slimmer waist

Performing these core exercises on your feet activates your abs very similarly to movements we do in our daily activates. (Shutterstock)

Floor-based abdominal exercises are important, but sculpting your abs standing up offers many benefits. You will engage more muscles at once and improve your posture. Performing these core exercises on your feet activates your abs very similarly to movements we do in our daily activates, such as twisting, reaching and turning.

High-knee wood chops

- reach up with your feet staggered and shoulder-width apart
- pull your arms down while twisting and bringing your knee up
- keep your posture upright
- return the leg to the ground and reach up to the starting position
- repeat the movement while alternating sides for 30-60 seconds

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Side-to-side punch

- start with your feet a little wider than shoulder width, and your hands by your chin
- put your weight on your hips by sitting in a half-squat position
- keep your belly button pulled in to help activate your core
- punch to your left side with your right hand by rotating your trunk
- rotate back to the starting position while returning your hand to your chin
- repeat the movement while alternating sides for 30-60 seconds

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Side crunch with leg raise

- start with feet shoulder-width apart, hands on your ears, and keep good posture
- raise your straight leg to the side while side-crunching your oblique
- return to the starting position
- repeat the movement while alternating sides for 30-60 seconds

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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