10 Unconventional Ab Exercises To Strengthen Your Core

unconventional-exerciseWhen you think of ab workouts, you might automatically associate them with the half-assed crunches you do to kill time during the theme song.

Sit-ups, crunches, and leg lifts: the basic trifecta of workouts that promise to give you abs of steel, but leaves you bored AF and cringing at the mere thought of working your core.

But luckily, you can achieve incredible core strength without ever having to do another crunch again.

Say goodbye to your usual, boring ab workouts and try these 10 unconventional core exercises that are 100 percent crunch-free.

1. Goblet Squat

I know what you’re thinking, but trust me, squats aren’t just for #BootyGains I promise.

Add a dumbbell to the conventional squat and engage your midsection each time you do a rep.

Feel that burn yet?

2. Jump Lunges

These babies are tough, and they might even make you miss doing easy-peasy crunches just a little bit.

But the coordination needed for this plyometric exercise requires a hefty amount of core strength and engagement, making it a perfect new challenge for you and your abs.

3. Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

The focus on your breath and precise, meticulous movements in this exercise will leave you with some serious abs of steel.

If you’ve never tried bench presses, I’d definitely recommend using a spotter your first time around.

(I learned about this the hard way, and no, I don’t want to talk about it.)

4. One-Arm Dumbbell Row

You can do this one on a bench, or simply while standing up either way, it’s killer for your core.

And those toned biceps? Double whammy, baby.

5. Plank Touch

You can do plank touches on your forearms or with straight arms.

In my experience, both variations of this circuit make my obliques feel like they’re literally emerging from the dead and coming to life.

Dramatic? Maybe.But the gains are real AF.

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To read the complete article, head here: http://elitedaily.com/wellness/anti-ab-exercises/2012779/

 

Here’s a related video you can watch to help you get  your six-pack abs:

8 Min Abs Workout how to have six pack

Ready to do your ab exercises now?

 

Here are some more unconventional ab exercises for you to try: https://redefiningstrength.com/15-unconventional-core-exercises/

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