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 Single Leg V-Ups

Standing Single Leg V-Ups (also known as standing toe taps or standing pike) is an astonishing abdominal exercise targeting upper and lower abs. This is a more functional alternative to the regular single leg v-ups performed on the floor. As all standing abs exercises, Standing Single Leg V-Ups involve more muscles in the movement and […]

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 […]