Try exercise standing instead of sitting. “You’ll expend up to 30% more calories,” says Joe Stankowski, C.P.T.
There are many different ways you can work your abs. Abdominal workout doesn’t have to be restricted to just crunches and sit-ups. Standing Ab Exercises exercises are some of the best for whittling away your waistline (assuming that you have a good diet plan) without having to lay on your back for the entire session.
Switching up your routine is also a good way to add variety to your workout. The workout videos in this list are handpicked perform by fitness trainers, fitness icons, and instructors. Quality of the workouts were determine by feedbacks, user views, and overall ratings. Let’s do this!
1) 5 minute Beginner standing ab workout with Kelsey Lee
A 5 minute standing ab workout from celebrity trainer & fitness personality Kelsey Lee Kelsey Lee. She keeps it simple and efficient for those days you only have a few minutes to knock something out. You can no longer use the excuse “I don’t have time to exercise”. Make it count!
1. Standing Single Leg Crunches – 20 reps
Pull, squeeze, and isolate the core with this move.
2. Standing Cross Crunch -20 reps
There will be a lot of hands on hip action on this one for maximum benefit!
3. Upside Down Crunches – 20 reps
Squeeze, exhale, and isolate the core with this workout.
4. Oblique Bends – 20 reps
Keeps your hands on the side and slide it down towards the outside of your knee and pull back up.
2) 6 minutes standing abs routine by Sean Vigue
Sean Vigue a certified Pilates, Yoga, Spinning, Nutrition, and Personal Training instructor. Sean has put together some of the most famous pilates exercise and adapted them into a standing position to get well-rounded ab and core workout.
1. Knee Ups – 20 reps
2. Side Cruinches – 20 reps on each side
Keep those abs tight and open up the hip stretch the arm out while maintaining balance.
3. Standing Criss Cross
A very famouse palate move in life. Keep your chest out towards the knee similar to a crunch movement..
4. Inhale Center Touch – 20 reps
Feel that stretch in the side. Inhale center and exhale to the side. Use weights to add more resistance
5. Standing Saw – 20 reps
Another famouse palate movement. Stetch every muscle with this movement.
6. Half Moon – 10 reps
Crosss you arms together, relax the shoulder as you contract the abs. Do 5 reps on each side.
Video Channel: SeanVigueFitness
3) 10 Minute Abs, Thighs and Butt Standing Workout by Melissa Bender
Melissa Bender is a fitness blogger, occupational therapist, yoga and fitness instructor. This workout will take 10 Rounds to complete one round. You can set your interval timer for 10 rounds of 10 second rest, 50 seconds for maximum repetitions on each exercise.
1. Standing Kick
Keep that core tight and working the entire time. Push that heel forward.
2. Table Kicks
Kick out to your side with bent knees about waiste level.
3. Double Elbow Knee Tab
Keep your knee to the same spot while twisting your torso to make both elbows touch the knee.
4. Figure Four Extension
Heels behind your knees and extend backwards. Keep your shoulders back and core tight throughtout the exercise.
5. Ninthy Degree Knee
Put one hand on the wall for balance. Keep the knees up in 90 degree angle and press feet 2. Squat Knee Twistsback towards the ceiling.
6. Forward Fold Reach
Stand with your feet together, arms overhead, reached back, return to the starting position, reach foward lowering your hand towards the floor.
That’s it for 1 round. If your up for it, you can repeat it 3 times for a total of a 30 minute workout!
Video Channel: Melissa Bender
4) 10 Minute Keeping It Real-Time Standing Abs Workout
There’s a total of 10 moves in this workout. It will be perform twice. 30 seconds each – no rest and no water breaks. According to “Millionaire Hoy”, if your having difficulties completing the workout, feel free to take a break and modify the workout.
1. Knee grab
Bring those knees up and tighten your abs.
2. Squat Knee Twists
Push the butt back. Don’t let your knees come in front of your toes. You’re working on your abs but also focus on the contracting the glutes.
3. Single Leg Sprints
Start single Leg Sprint with the left side. Perform this exercise as if you were running. Switch the opposite leg to complete 2 rounds.
4. Standing Toes Taps
As you bring that knee and foot up. Go as far as you can and as high as you can.
5. Tuck Jumps
Stand up straight, you’re going to hop up. Make sure you land softly on your knees. You’re contracting your core and abs as you bring that knee up and tap.
6. Swinging Legs
Hands behind your ears. Slow as you control the abs, legs, and your core.
7. High Knee Twists
Start with a twist, tightening your core, hitting those obliques, as you go from side to side.
8. Standing Obliques
Keep the core and abs tight during the exercise. Breath as you contract your core and your abs.
9. Prayer Squat Twists
Keep your feet straight together while bending down slowly.
10. Standing Bicycles
Keep your hands behind your ears. Twist and bring the knees up towards your elbow by bringing the elbow down.
5) 5 Best Standing Abs Exercises BARLATES BODY BLITZ
Linda Wooldridge, creator of the Barlates Body Blitz workouts presents 5 standing abs exercises circuit. You will elevate your heart rate and trim your midsection without a single sit up in sight! One minute of work followed by 10 seconds rest is all it will take to twist, punch and crunch your muffin top into oblivion.
1. Torso Twist
2. Ribcage Shifts
3. Knee Pulls
4. Straight Leg side crunches
5. Upper Cuts
Let us know which ab workout was your favorite in the comment section below.