Ab Twist (shaken, not stirred)
Does your neck hurt doing regular sit ups? It can happen even with best efforts on form. Here’s a great standing ab exercise with all the same benefits of getting that rock hard tummy:
Muscles worked: abdominal, obliques
Time to complete: 5 minutes
You will need: a resistance band or dumbbell weight (5-10 lbs)
- Standing with your feet wider than shoulder width apart, bend slightly at the knees. Hold the band about shoulder width apart (or dumbbell with each hand on the ends).
- Keeping the arms extended and elbows soft, your hands are in line (parallel) with your belly button. Tighten your stomach muscles and hold them tight through the exersize.
- Gently pull (not swing) your hands to your right, then the left side at about a 2 second pace for each side.
- Do this 20 times, then increase the pace to 1 count each side. Rest and repeat 4 times.