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6 Ways to Make Your Abs Pop Without Crunches

Want a six pack, but tired of doing crunches? Don’t worry because we’ve created a routine that will transform your abs to perfection. These 6 equipment free exercises will activate your obliques, rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis. These incredible exercises will work your entire body and get your heart rate up. If you want to see some serious results, do 3 rounds of the routine, 3 times a week.

Here are the 6 exercises that will make your abs pop:

1. Woodchop Squats

Stand straight with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Clasp your hands above your head and reach up to the right. Perform a squat while “chopping” your clasped fists in between your legs. Pop from the squat and reach your clasped arms to the left. Do 20 reps.

2. Criss-cross squat


Stand straight with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Your hands should be placed behind your head. Squat by bending your knees and driving your hips backwards. Your knees should be in line with your ankles. Raise your right knee while crossing the left elbow towards it. Return to squat position and repeat on the other side. Do 20 reps.

3. Plank with knee tap

Get into a plank position. Perform a downward dog by picking your hips up while leaning on your right hand. Reach your left hand underneath your body to touch your right knee. Return to plank position and alternate. Do 20 reps.

4. Rotational mountain climbers

Start in a plank position. Bring your right knee underneath your body reaching for the left elbow. Jump the right foot back immediately to the plank position while drawing your left knee underneath your body reaching for the right elbow. Do 20 reps.

5. Elbow to high knees

Put your arms in front of chest making fists with the hands. Bring right knee up to chest and twist torso to bring left elbow to right knee. Jump onto right foot while bringing left knee up as the right elbow reaches for the left knee. Do 30 reps.

6. High knee over-unders 

Lift right knee up to chest while clapping hands above head. Immediately switch knees, lifting the left knee up as you clap underneath the left leg. Maintain a tight core throughout the entire exercise. To jump, stay on the balls of the feet and maintain a fast pace. Do 10 reps then switch side and repeat.