Usually, when we go to the gym or exercise at home, we leave the exercises for the abdomen almost at the end and being very honest, we often do fewer repetitions than we should or even skip them. This is because we believe that exercising this area is only done lying down, which at that time implies more fatigue.
That is why we have compiled a list of those effective exercises to exercise this area while standing, so you will no longer have excuses for not doing the complete routine. And remember! When you do these exercises, you must focus all your strength on the abdomen so that you feel that it is that area that is being worked on.
1. Side abs
Stand with your feet together and the tip of your feet pointing outward, and you will also extend an arm by bending it so that it is at an angle of 90 °. What you will do is raise one leg at the same time that the arm on the same side goes down until the elbow and knee touch each other at the abdomen. Perform 25 reps in sets of 4 on each side.
2. Oblique abs
Place your feet open at the height of your shoulders, the next thing you will do is raise one of your legs at the same time as the opposite arm bent it down until your elbow and knee touch in the area of the abdomen. It looks a lot like the previous one, remember to do it without feeling any discomfort. Perform 25 reps in sets of 4 on each side.
3. Foot bike
When performing this exercise, you will realize that it is exactly the previous one. The only difference is that in doing so, you must carry a pace and a speed already marked, as if you were jogging, so instead of measuring it by series we will do it for time. Do it for 1 minute followed 4 times, resting a couple of minutes between them.
4. Crossed abs
For this, you must pay close attention to the position of your back because it must always be upright. Place your feet a little more open than the level of your hip, lean a little as if you were doing half a squat, with your hands behind the neck what you will do is lower your arms towards the outside of one of the legs, holding them rights and return them to the neck. Repeat 25 times in series of 4 on each side.
5. Waist Twists
This is the simplest of all, and I personally recommend that you do it at the end of the routine, as it will relax you a bit and prepare you for the final stretches of your exercise routine. All you have to do is stand with your feet open at shoulder height, place your arms as if you hug someone holding your hands, and start turning the upper part of your body from left to right. In addition to helping you with the abdomen will also mark your waist. Perform 60 reps in sets of 4.