5 Minutes Standing Ab Workout

Sometimes it's not easy to get on the ground and exercise, so we brought you 5 exercises you can do while standing to target your core and obliques! 

The information contained in this article is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of your physician or licensed health care provider. You should consult your physician or licensed health care provider before engaging in any exercise activity described in this article to determine if it is right for your needs.

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Target Muscles: Abs, Obliques 1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart.  2. Bring your right elbow towards your left knee, while keeping your stomach nice and tight.  3. Bring your left elbow towards your right knee while keeping your stomach nice and tight.  4. Continue slow and controlled for 1 minute

Target Muscles: Abs, Obliques

1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart. 

2. Bring your right elbow towards your left knee, while keeping your stomach nice and tight. 

3. Bring your left elbow towards your right knee while keeping your stomach nice and tight. 

4. Continue slow and controlled for 1 minute

Target Muscles: Obliques 1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart.   2. Place both your hands behind your head, being careful not to pull on your head or neck.   3. Begin to dip towards the right, tighten your stomach ,and pull back up to starting position.  4. Dip towards the left, tighten your stomach and pull back up to starting position.   5. Continue slow and controlled for 1 minute

Target Muscles: Obliques

1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart.  

2. Place both your hands behind your head, being careful not to pull on your head or neck.  

3. Begin to dip towards the right, tighten your stomach ,and pull back up to starting position. 

4. Dip towards the left, tighten your stomach and pull back up to starting position.  

5. Continue slow and controlled for 1 minute

Target Muscles: Trunk, Obliques 1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms to a T.   2. Begin to slowly rotate to the right, tighten your core and pull back to center.    3. Slowly rotate to the left, tighten your core and pull back to center.   4. Continue at your own pace for one minute

Target Muscles: Trunk, Obliques

1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms to a T.  

2. Begin to slowly rotate to the right, tighten your core and pull back to center.   

3. Slowly rotate to the left, tighten your core and pull back to center.  

4. Continue at your own pace for one minute

Target Muscles: Shoulders, Obliques, Hamstrings 1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart.   2. Step out with your right leg, and turn your toes out away from your body.  3. Keeping your legs straight, reach your right arm towards your right ankle, with your palm facing out. Reach your left arm up towards the ceiling, forming the shape of a triangle.   4. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on your opposite side.

Target Muscles: Shoulders, Obliques, Hamstrings

1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart. 

 2. Step out with your right leg, and turn your toes out away from your body.

 3. Keeping your legs straight, reach your right arm towards your right ankle, with your palm facing out. Reach your left arm up towards the ceiling, forming the shape of a triangle.  

4. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on your opposite side.

Target Muscles: Hamstrings, Lower Back, Obliques  1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms to a T.   2. Keeping your stomach nice and tight, begin to slowly reach your right hand across your body down towards your left foot.  3. Pause, and slowly return back to the top. Begin to slowly reach your left hand across your body down towards your right foot.   4. Continue Slow and controlled for for 1 minute

Target Muscles: Hamstrings, Lower Back, Obliques 

1. Start in the standing position with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms to a T.  

2. Keeping your stomach nice and tight, begin to slowly reach your right hand across your body down towards your left foot. 

3. Pause, and slowly return back to the top. Begin to slowly reach your left hand across your body down towards your right foot.  

4. Continue Slow and controlled for for 1 minute