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You Can Do These Effective Ab Exercises Standing Up

If you’re on the quest for a rock hard six-pack, you’ll quickly get sick of the same old ab workout. There are only so many crunches you can do before you burn out. Luckily, there are other ab exercises that will prompt your six-pack out of hiding. If you’ve never considered working out your core while standing, it’s about time you do.

Keep in mind that with standing abdominal exercises, your posture is everything. Don’t hunch, and focus on activating your core before you begin and throughout each exercise.

1. Frankenstein kick

Man doing a high kick

Man doing a high kick Try these high kicks for killer abs. | iStock.com

Start standing tall with your back straight and your feet together. Bring your arms straight out in front of your body at chest height. Tighten your core and then begin by kicking up your right leg until your toes touch the tips of your fingers — or as high as it can go without bending your hips. Do this for 30 straight seconds, rest for 30 seconds, and repeat on the opposite side. Repeat the set four times.

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