Fit Tip Thursday: The Standing Ab Workout

Posted On Dec 18, 2014 By Tom Holland

Fit Tip Thursday: The Standing Ab Workout

When we think of abdominal exercises, lying with our backs on a mat and performing countless variations of crunches is generally the first thing that comes to mind. While these types of movements will always have a place in our “abdominal exercise arsenal,” being down on the floor is not the only option when we’re targeting our midsections.

You can, in fact, effectively target your abdominals while standing; being upright can even help make the movements more functional/applicable to activities of daily living and more sport-specific. You can also utilize equipment like cable machines, rubber tubing, kettlebells and medicine balls for added resistance.

Here are a few simple moves to get you started:

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