Standing ab exercises can add a variety to your abdominal workout routine. They work your core in a functional way, which simulate your daily movements.
When performing standing ab exercises, there are more muscles being recruited. Instead of training the rectus abdominis or six pack muscle only, you are strengthening all core muscles and training them to act as stabilisers.
If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, you may prefer to do ab exercises standing up instead of lying on your back or sitting, with less or no discomfort.
Here are 3 standing ab exercises to develop a strong and good looking mid-section:
1. Overhead squat
2. Reverse woodchopper with medicine ball or dumbbell
3. Standing on a medicine ball
Here’s a video that explains overhead squat:
(This can be performed with or without dumbbells)
Here’s a video that explains reverse woodchopper with medicine ball:
(This can be performed with a medicine ball or dumbbell)
Here’s a video that explain standing on a medicine ball:
(Warning: This is a very challenging ab exercise!)
Here are 5 more ab exercises that really work. Check them out and let me know what you think by leaving your comments below.