Who doesn’t want to have great abs? When we see someone who’s got some nice, firm abs, we immediately get curious on what sort of exercises he or she had done to work on it.

Several years ago, crunches were the top and only solution to having tight abs; but that’s no longer the case.  There are now several exercises that can take the place of the crunch and still give you your dream abs.

Crunches Used To Be The Top Exercise Solution For Abs. Not Anymore!

Crunches Used To Be The Top Exercise Solution For Abs. Not Anymore!

Here are a few workouts listed by Pop Sugar Fitness that will strengthen your core and work your abs muscles:

4 Effective Abs And Obliques Exercises

1. Seated Russian Twist

To do a Russian Twist, sit on the mat with your heels two feet in front of you. Lift your feet off the floor. Lean back a little but keep your back straight. Placing a medicinal ball in your hands, slowly twist to the right, then to the left. Do 12 reps.

2. Single Leg Standing Woodchop

Stand straight with your legs a feet apart. Hold a dumbbell on both ends. Slowly lift your arms up; it must be at your ear’s level. Then, twist to the left as you slowly bring the arm down towards your left leg. Lift your knee up and let it meet with the dumbbell.

Lift your arms up again and slowly let the dumbbell meet your right knee. Do in reps of 20 for each side.

3.Ball Pass

Lie down on you back with your legs straight and suspended above the floor. Hold a stability ball with both hands, with your arms extended above your ears. Slowly bring the legs and the ball to meet as you inhale. Pass the ball to your legs, locking it between your ankles.

Slowly pull your arms and your legs away from each other, bringing your arms back up towards our ears and your legs suspended above the floor.

Repeat the exercise passing the ball back and forth in 10 to 20 reps.

4. Quadruped

To do the Quadruped, you must go down on all fours, with your arms right below your shoulders and your knees right under your hips.

Slowly extend your right arm in level with your ear and your left leg in line with your back. Bring the right elbow to connect with your right knee beneath you, rounding your back.

Pull them apart to second position. Repeat exercises 15 times.

Busy? Here’s a video on abs workouts that you can complete in 8 minutes and while standing up:

10- Minute Standing Abs Exercises

There you have it! Exercises that you can do to work your core and obliques. With consistency, your wiggly belly will soon be replaced by nice, firm abs you’ve been wanting to achieve.

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