STANDING AB EXERCISES
to challenge your core
Planks and crunches get boring. How about something new?
Challenge your entire core with these standing ab exercises using only dumbbells!
1. WEIGHTED MARCH
Hold a weight at your chest and slowly raise and lower your knees in a marching position without losing your balance.
2. OVERHEAD CIRCLES
Keep your core braced as you bring your dumbbell overhead into a circle. Repeat in the opposite direction.
3. SUITCASE CARRY
Hold a challenging weight in one hand (I like 25-50 lbs) and walk without leaning to one side.
Holding a dumbbell, reach toward one knee, then lift across your body and press the weight up to a diagonal.
5. OVERHEAD STEP UPS
Hold a weight overhead while you step up onto a box or stool. Keep your core braced the entire time!
OTHER AB EXERCISES I LOVE:
farmers carry kettlebell windmills kettlebell swings Pallof press single leg RDLs stomach vacuums
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