Standing Cross Crunches

Standing Cross Crunches (also known as standing knee to elbow crunches, cross body crunch or simply crisscross) is a terrific standing abs exercise for developing functional and chiseled midsection. Especially great for building up obliques and curving the sidelines of the abs. This exercise will improve the balance, coordination and postural support as well as […]

Standing Straight Leg Side Raise Crunches

Standing Straight Leg Side Raise Crunches (also known as standing side jack knife and side abs leg lift) is a functional and effective standing abs exercise for targeting the obliques. This pilates inspired abs exercise works many more muscles than just the abs. Your abductors, glutes, quadriceps and shoulders work pretty decently as well. Many […]

Prayer Squat Twists

Prayer Squat Twists is a vigorous standing abs exercise for torturing the obliques. This compound bodyweight ab exercise helps to build the connection between your upper and lower body. And helps to develope a muscle-mind connection. With this exercise you train not only your obliques but many other muscles in your body. Not only your […]

Standing Alternating Toe Touches

Standing Alternating Toe Touches is a dynamic standing abs exercise targeting lower abs and obliques. The exercise may also be known as Kick Crunches or Opposite Foot to Opposite Hand Crunch. This is a more functional variation than the regular Alternating Toe Touches done on the floor. That’s because while you’re on your feet you […]

Standing Bodyweight Side Bends

Standing Side Bends (also known as standing oblique bends) is a popular old-school oblique exercise broadly discussed. While some people recommend this exercise for trimming and toning “love handles”, some say it’s a complete waste of time. In my personal opinion the truth lies somewhere in between. And here is why. First, lateral flexion is […]