Stand Up for Flat Abs
If you want to have sculpted, sexy abs then doing crunches is usually very overrated. This is because of the moves that target only one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. So, we are here to present you with an upright abdominal workout that was created by Bernardo Coppola, who is a celebrity trainer in L.A. This workout will engage all the muscles you will need for a bikini-worthy middle-minus the neck strain. Moreover, you will strengthen the entire core, the muscles that make up your hips, pelvis, lower back, and abs. This will also improve your posture and ensure that you will perform tasks like bringing heavy grocery bags or running to catch a bus much more efficiently.
All you have to do is do three or four sets of the exercises that are shown here and then rest 30 seconds between sets. Do them two or three times a week and the results will be amazing.
Let’s check it out!
The Stand-Up Flat-Abs Workout
1. Dumbbell Side Bend
Hold one pair of dumbbells at your sides and keep your arms straight and your core engaged. Then, do not twist your upper body, but slowly bend to the left as much as you can while you are lowering the weight towards your left knee. Make a pause, then return to the initial position slowly. Do the same thing on the right side. This is one rep, do 10.
2. Standing Core Stabilization
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and use both of your hands to hold a dumbbell straight out in front of your chest with your core engaged. Move your torso a bit and slowly rotate your arms to the left as far as you can. Then, pause and rotate to the right. This is one rep. Do a total of 10.
3. Bow Extension
Hold one dumbbell in both of your hands above your right shoulder and then point your left foot out to the side. In one motion, draw your elbows down to lower the weight as you bend the left knee toward your chest. Reverse the movement to return to the start. This is one rep, do 10, then switch sides and repeat.
4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop
For this one, bend your knees, rotate your torso and hold a dumbbell in both hands outside your left thigh. Keep your arms straight, swing the weight above your right shoulder as you strengthen your legs. Reverse the movement to return to start. This is one rep, do 10, switch sides and repeat.
That is all! Good luck!