7 Best Standing Abs Exercises

3. Torso Rotations


This works on an entire range of core muscles. You basically need to rotate the torso along the spine while standing. Some people also try it in the seated posture.

  • Tighten your midsection and exhale as you rotate to one side. Remember that you should twist at the waist and not at your hips.
  • Pause for a second and then inhale as you revert to the forward-facing position.
  • Now twist your torso to the other side.
  • You may also use a medicine ball or resistance bands for adequate resistance.

4. High Knee Chops


  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Twist to the left and lift one knee up.
  • Now twist back to the initial position and bring your foot down.
  • Do this for 15 seconds for each side of the body.