A strong core is crucial for overall stability, balance, and posture. While traditional floor exercises like crunches and planks are effective, standing abs exercises offer a unique way to engage your core muscles while standing upright. These exercises not only work your abdominal muscles but also engage other muscle groups, contributing to a well-rounded workout routine.

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4 Standing Abs Exercises to help you achieve a stronger core

The Exercise Routine: Do 10 repetitions of each exercise, and go through the entire circuit two to three times a day. Alternatively, integrate your preferred workout into your regular training session.

1. Standing Oblique Crunch Marches: Do 10 reps

Standing oblique crunches target the oblique muscles, which are essential for rotational movements and core stability.

How to do it:

1.) Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, elbows out to the sides.

2.) Lift your right knee while bringing your right elbow down towards it, aiming to touch or get as close as possible.

3.) Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

4.) Aim for 10 reps on each side.

2. Dumbbell Woodchoppers: 10 reps on each side

Dumbbell Woodchoppers mimic the movement of chopping wood and engage the entire core, including the obliques and lower abs.

How to do it:

1.) Start with the weight/band at one side of your body near your hip.

2.) Engage your core and twist your torso, bringing the weight/band diagonally across your body and overhead in a chopping motion.

3.) Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

4.) Aim for 10 reps on each side.

3. Standing Bicycle Crunches: 10 reps on each side

Standing bicycle crunches work the rectus abdominis and oblique muscles, similar to traditional bicycle crunches but performed while standing.

How to do it:

1.) Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands behind your head.

2.) Lift your right knee while bringing your left elbow towards it, twisting your torso to bring them close together.

3.) Alternate by bringing your left knee towards your right elbow.

4.) Focus on twisting your torso and engaging your core with each movement.

5.) Aim for 10 reps per side.

4. Standing Side Bend: 10 reps on each side

The standing side bends target the obliques and helps improve the movement of the spine.

How to do it:

1.) Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms relaxed, or holding a dumbbell in one hand.

2.) Keeping your back straight, slowly bend your upper body to one side, lowering the dumbbell towards your knee without twisting your torso.

3.) Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

4.) Aim for 12-15 reps on each side.

Conclusion:

Incorporating standing abs exercises into your workout routine can add variety and effectively engage your core muscles. Remember to maintain proper form and perform these exercises regularly to strengthen your core, improve posture, and enhance overall stability. Add these exercises to your fitness regimen with O’Coach app and feel the difference in your core strength and stability over time.

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