15 Unexpected Exercises That Work Your Abs


10) Vertical Leg Crunch
Vertical Leg Crunch

Crunches are god for your whole body. And vertical leg crunch is a great way to help lose abdominal fat and work those muscles.

  • Lie on the floor and extend legs up straight with knees crossed.
  • Place hands behind head for support.
  • Contract abs to lift the shoulder blades off the floor, as if reaching your chest towards your feet.
  • Keep the legs in a same position and bring your belly button towards your spine at the top of the movement.
  • Repeat 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.
11) Side Crunch
side-crunch

  • Kneel and lean to your right side by placing right palm on the floor.
  • Keep your weight balanced and slowly extend the left leg and point your toes.
  • Place your left hand behind your head, pointing your elbow toward the ceiling.
  • Then slowly lift your leg to hip height as you extend your arm above your leg, with palm facing forward.
  • Look above your hand while bringing the left side of rib cage toward your hip.
  • Go back to the starting position and repeat 6 to 8 times by constantly changing sides.
12) Opposite Arm and Leg Raise
Bird-Dog

If you lack coordination, you may find this exercise a little difficult.

  • Place the knees under your hips and wrists under your shoulders.
  • Raise the left arm to the height of your shoulder and left leg to the height of your hip.
  • Hold and try to reach forward with your fingers and back with the help of your heels.
  • Redo this step on the opposite side as well.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps on alternating sides.