We all want to have that wash board abs that we often see in weight lifters and body builders. Even actors who are conscious of their figures know full well that toning and firming their midsection is going to be tough to do. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to blast fat from your abdominal region and the good news is that not all workouts require you to do crunches while lying on your back. Here are a few ab workouts that you can actually do while standing up.
In this exercise, you should stand straight with your feet together and your left knee bent a bit. Place your hands on the back of your head. Engage your midsection as you twist your torso towards your left while raising your left knee at the same time. Try to reach your right elbow to your left knee if you can. Go back to your first position. Do the same with the other side. This counts as one rep. Continue alternating until you complete 15 reps.
Wide second side crunch
Another exercise that you can do to add more definition to your midsection is the wide second side crunch. Stand straight with your feet a bit wider than the width of your hips. You should hold a dumbbell in each of your hand. Move your toes outward as you lower yourself into a wide squat. Now bring arms toward the ceiling until your elbows are bent to 90 degrees. Activate your core muscles then bend to the right. Try to bring your elbow to your thigh. Do the same with the other side to complete one rep. You should do 20 reps for this exercise.
Extended toe touch
In this workout, you should stand first on your right leg with your knee bent slightly. Your left leg should be extended a bit lower than your hip. Raise your right arm above your head with your palm forward. Extend your spine a bit further while lifting your chest as you raise your left leg as high as possible while continuing reaching upwards with your right arm. Now tighten your core by bringing your navel towards your spine while lifting your left leg before you as you reach your toes with your right hand. Go back to your first position. You should do this 10 times before switching to the other side. Repeat 10 times.
This is another workout that will help you tone your abs further. You will need to hold a medicine ball with your hands, raised at chest height, and with your arms straight out before you. Stand with your feet at hip width apart and your back straight. Twist your torso towards your left. Go back to your first position and repeat 10 times. Do the same towards the right.
These are just a few examples of ab exercises that you can do even when you are standing up. You can do them as many times as you want and you will be rewarded with fats melting off easily.