Standing up for 6 pack abs? Well, that must be new for you guys. Shaping up your abs while you stand comes along with many bonus benefits such as engaging more muscles at once, improving your standing position, have better posture and burning more calories than old school floor exercises. Also, you won’t require any equipment this way or a big space as well. These given exercises will focus your lower abs, upper abs and obliques with all possible angles. Try these at your home or at the gym. Complete 3 sets for each of the recommended moves.
1. Leaning Lifting Crunch
First of all stand with your feet joined together, knees should be bent a little, extend your arms overhead by pressing both palms together. Lean torso to the right, stretching through left side. Next, brace abs in and slowly lean to the left as left leg extends out to the side, lifting leg with pointed toe. Do 20 reps, and then repeat on opposite side.
Begin in a split stance with left foot forward, knees slightly bent, and hands behind head. Engage your abs and tilt forward from hips keeping spine naturally straight until chest is almost parallel to floor. As body returns upright (maintaining flat back), rotate torso to the left, looking back over left shoulder. Do a total of 30 reps (15 for one side), and then repeat on opposite side.
3. Skating Windmill
Stand on left leg, right leg bent behind body, foot lifted low. Bend left knee and lean forward, reaching right arm to the floor in front of left foot, extending left arm up behind body. Jump off left foot and leap to the right, bending elbows and bringing hands together in mid-air. Land on right leg, with knee bent, reaching left arm to right foot, right arm extended behind body. Repeat to the other side. That’s one rep. Do 10 reps in total.
4. Extended Toe Touch
Stand on right leg, knee slightly bent, with left leg extended low behind hip. Extend right arm straight overhead, palm facing forward. Slightly extend spine and lift chest, raising left leg as high as you can, reaching right arm up. Scoop abs into spine and sweep left leg forward, reaching right hand to toes. Return to start. perform 10 repetitions and then repeat on opposite side.