Sculpt your abs with these 5 intense and efficient core-strengthening exercises that target all abdominal muscles.
This workout doesn’t include crunches. Let’s start!
Weighted Russian Twist
Grab a weight plate with both hands. Sit on the floor and bend your knees. Hold your arms straight out in front of your chest. Lean back so your torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor. Brace your core, and rotate your torso to the right. Then, rotate to the left. Return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Repeat 10 times.
Lie on the floor, straight your legs and put your arms at your sides. Then, quickly lift your torso into an upright position while pulling your knees to your chest. Lower your body back to the starting position. That’s one rep. Repeat 10 times.
Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with Dumbbell
Lie on the floor while holding a foam roller between the backs of your ankles and thighs. Grab a heavy dumbbell with both hands. Raise your hips and bring your knees to your chest. Return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Repeat 10 times.
Leg Lowering Drill
Lie on the floor, and raise your legs until with slightly bent knees. Then, brace your core and try to take 3 to 5 seconds to lower your feet as close to the floor as you can. Once your feet touch the floor, raise them back to the starting position. That’s one rep. Repeat 10 times.
Lie on the floor with your right leg straight and flat on the floor. Bend your left knee and place your palms underneath your lower back. Then, slowly raise your head and shoulders off the floor without bending your lower back and hold this position for 7 or 8 seconds. Breath deeply the entire time. That’s one rep. Repeat 10 times, then switch legs and repeat for 10 times more.