Through the years, we have seen some amazing advances in both equipment in the fitness industry and the knowledge that we have on such a topic. Thanks to science, we know how important it is to stay in good shape and the new equipment and exercises are allowing us to do exactly that. Despite this, many still believe that crunches are the only way to sculpt the abs.
In truth, there are many different ways and we have some advice for you today – standing exercises. Whilst standing, more muscles can be engaged at the same time, you can burn more calories, and postural support will improve. With no equipment necessary and very little space required, we have six exercises to target the obliques, lower abs, upper abs, and more. For each exercise, we have noted the recommended reps and this should be repeated in three sets for your workout.
Extended Toe Touch (10 reps)
Standing on your left leg with a slight bend in the knee, the right leg should extend low behind the hip. Then, take your left arm and bring it over your head with the palm facing towards the front. After lifting your chest and expanding the spine, lift your right leg whilst reaching the left arm up. When ready, bring the abs into the spine and have the left leg sweep forwards; the left hand should reach the right foot. Once one side has been completed, mirror with the opposite leg and arm.