You should maximize on ab and oblique workouts if you want to strengthen your core and improve your posture. Unfortunately, floor exercises that target these muscles can cause neck and back pain, especially when your form is not right.
Standing ab exercises, on the other hand, may not do any harm even when your form is off. But chances are you’ll perform the exercises in this routine properly since they’re amazingly easy to learn.
You don’t need a lot of space or any equipment to perform this workout. You can do it in your living room, hotel, or even the office.
Don’t be surprised if this workout activates your leg muscles. Unlike floor exercises, standing ab workouts activate the upper and lower body.
You can learn the proper form for each exercise by watching the demonstrations below the video.
9-Minute Standing Abs and Oblique Workout
This simple movement will loosen and strengthen your oblique muscles. Focus on bending your torso sideways while keeping your back straight.
The lower you bend, the more you’ll stretch your oblique muscles. Keep your ab muscles tight and the neck in its neutral position.
Twisters are excellent for strengthening your core because they activate your abs, obliques, and lower back muscles.
Keep your back straight but not arched and twist your torso as much as flexibility allows. Keep your knees slightly bent to avoid straining them.
Oblique Jumping Jacks
This exercise will massively activate your leg muscles as it builds your oblique muscles. Raise the knees as high as possible on each rep.
Land on the balls on your feet. If you find jumping too challenging, simply raise one knee sideways until it touches the elbow and then switch sides.
Step Back to Knee Crunch
This exercise will give you a full-body workout while mainly targeting your abs. It’ll also improve your balance.
Remember to tighten your abdominal muscles every time you raise the knee.
Chair Pose Twists
You’re probably familiar with this exercise if you’ve ever done yoga. Simply holding the chair pose activates your quadriceps, hamstrings, lower back, and glutes.
The twists, on the other hand, will engage your ab and oblique muscles. Twist your torso as much as possible while keeping your back straight.
This plyometric exercise is very easy to learn. However, you must avoid the common mistake of curving the back and keeping the knees straight all the time.
Also, land on the balls of your feet after every jump. Perform the exercise as fast as possible while maintaining proper form.
Overhead Side Bends
Do you want to tone and stretch your obliques at the same time? Well, this exercise does exactly that.
Keep your abdominal muscles tight throughout and bend as much as possible. Avoid doing the exercise too fast as it leads to less engagement of the core muscles.
High Knee Twists
High knees activate ab and leg muscles while improving balance. Adding twists to this exercise will engage your oblique muscles.
Raise your knees as high as possible on each rep and keep your ab muscles tight.
High kicks improve balance, stretch your hamstrings, and activate your core. To get the most out of this exercise, you must kick high while keeping the leg straight and the abs tight.
This workout can build your core and lower body in no time. And if you want a mind-blowing transformation, you must combine it the fat blaster sequence.
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