How to Get a Six Pack without Crunches
7 Core Moves That Are More Fun Than Situps
Funky Moves, Real Results!
Standing Side Crunch
Plank Leg Shoot
Lying Floor Wipers
How it works: Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet planted, and torso tall, leaning back on your elbows. Using your stomach, kick your left toe to the ceiling and then bring it down to tap the floor. Next, do the same with your right foot. Continue alternating leg kick/toe tap while keeping your stomach engaged.
How many reps: Continue for 30 to 60 seconds.
Why it works: “This exercise works your pelvic floor, hip flexors, low back, abs, and obliques. It also challenges your balance, making it much more dynamic than a situp,” says Anderson.
Make it harder: Instead of supporting your torso with your elbows, extend your arms straight out in front of you while you kick your legs.