Standing Ab Crunch Twist
If you’ve hit a plateau with your abs doing the old standby crunches, you probably need to try something new! Standing up to tone your abs is a great way to work your entire core in a different way – and bonus: save yourself from yanking neck and tight hip flexors, as you might during those standard crunches lying on-your-back.
- Start by standing straight up with feet slightly wider than hip width apart, bend slightly at the knee into a shallow squat.
- Bend your elbows and place your forearm facing you, elbows out about an inch from your body.
- Tighten your abs (Tip: breathe in, then push all the air out while squeezing your stomach in like a C-shape)
- While keeping your abs very tight, turn from the waist to the right, then the left.
- Make 20 full turns, rest 30 seconds and take 3 big breaths, then complete 2-3 more 20 rep (full turn R to L) sets.