4 Effective Abs Exercises to Add to Your Workout

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Doing the same exercises for your abs can get boring and it can stop you from feeling the effects, so it’s time to change it up. These four effective abs exercises will bring the intensity and you will definitely be feeling the results tomorrow.

The Woodchop

You can do this exercise with a dumbbell, medicine ball, kettlebell, or weight platter. Stand straight and step your left leg slightly back, and hold the weight with both hands above your head on the right side. Twist your torso and bring the weight down all the way across the body to the left side in a “chopping” motion, exhale on the way down. Return to the start and do 15 reps on each side.

Stability Ball Saw

This exercise might not seem like it does a lot but once you get started and do the correct technique you will feel it working. Start in a plank position with your forearms on a stability ball, keeping your core tight and your body straight. Move your forearms forward and backward in a sawing motion for 30 seconds.

Glider Mountain Climbers

Start in a plank position with both feet on gliders. Make sure to engage your core and then bring your right knee forward between your hands, using the glider. Bring it back to the start position and then bring in the left knee. Keep alternating for 30-40 seconds.

Kneeling Abs Rollout

You can do this exercise with an ab wheel or a small medicine ball. Kneel on a mat and place the wheel or medicine ball on the floor in front of your body and place both hands on top. Keeping your hips high, roll out as far as you can, keeping your core tight. Bring the ball/wheel back to the start position and do 10 reps.