Mastering the Core  Stronger Midsection

1. Bicycle Crunches:

 Lie on your back, lift your shoulder blades off the ground, and bring your left elbow toward your right knee, extending your left leg.

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2. Oblique Twists:

Sit on the floor, bend your knees, and lift your feet off the ground. Hold a weight or medicine ball and twist your torso to each side.

3. Russian Twists:

Russian Twists: Sit on the floor, lean back slightly, and twist your torso while holding a weight or medicine ball.

4. Planks:

Standard Plank: Hold your body in a straight line from head to heels, supporting yourself on your elbows. Side Planks: Lie on your side and support yourself on one elbow, keeping your body straight.

5. Leg Raises:

Lie on your back and lift your legs while keeping them straight. Lower them slowly without touching the ground.

6. Hanging Leg Raises:

 Hang from a pull-up bar and lift your legs to a 90-degree angle with your torso.

7. Woodchoppers:

Hold a weight or medicine ball with both hands and perform a diagonal chopping motion from high to low, engaging your obliques.

8. Medicine Ball Slams:

 Hold a medicine ball above your head and slam it to the ground, engaging your core.

9. Cable Twists:

 Stand or kneel next to a cable machine with a rope attachment. Pull the rope across your body, rotating your torso.

10. Dragon Flags:

 Lie on a bench or flat surface and hold onto the edge. Lift your entire body, keeping it straight from head to heels.

11. V-Ups:

Lie on your back with your arms extended overhead and your legs straight. Lift your upper body and legs, forming a “V” shape.