Ab workouts are one of those exercises you can do anywhere. To strengthen your core and get that six-pack you’ve always dreamed of, all you need is yourself and a soft surface. Typically, ab workouts are done lying down. But in times of limited space, there are some great ab workouts you can do standing up:
Standing side bend with a dumbbell at side
You’ve probably seen this one at the gym before, as it’s a super easy and effective core workout to tighten your obliques. Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart. With a dumbbell in one hand, bend your waist to the right. Pull your torso back to the starting position and repeat on both sides for one minute.
Standing crossover toe touch
This is another easy ab workout that can be done anywhere. Start by standing with your feet wider than hip-width apart and your arms up in a T position. Engage your torso and reach your left hand down to your right foot. Return to the starting position and repeat on both sides for one minute.
All you need for this one is a dumbbell! Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell with both hands straight out in front of you. Slightly move your torso and arms from to the right side, back to starting position, and then to the left side. Repeat on both sides for ten reps.
Standing oblique bends
Another great oblique workout that requires nothing but your own body! Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart and your hands behind your head. Lift your right knee towards your right arm and engage your core. Repeat on both sides for ten reps.
Wide second side crunch
For this one, you will need two dumbbells. Start with your feet in a wide squat position with your toes pointed outward. Squeeze your glutes and keep your hips in line with your torso. With one dumbbell in each hand, raise your elbows to a 90-degree position, and bend to your right side. Try to touch your elbow to your thigh. Repeat on both sides for ten reps.