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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.

  1. Start by standing straight up with feet slightly wider than hip width apart, bend slightly at the knee into a shallow squat.
  2. Bend your elbows and place your forearm facing you, elbows out about an inch from your body.
  3. Tighten your abs (Tip: breathe in, then push all the air out while squeezing your stomach in like a C-shape)
  4. While keeping your abs very tight, turn from the waist to the right, then the left.
  5. 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.

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2 comments on “Standing Ab Crunch Twist

  1. Rich
    November 26, 2008

    Hello, my name is Richard. I came across your site and I actually have one in a related area about Ab Loungers (AbLoungerGuide.com). I think it would be beneficial for us to do a blogroll link exchange, if you’re interested. If so, please let me know what anchor text you’d like me to use, and I can put your link up right away.

  2. laurabates14
    December 22, 2009

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting this. It helped me out a lot and really works! I was looking for a way to workout my abs without having to do crunches.So thanks again!

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