Hang from a pull-up bar with your arms extended, and then raise your legs up while keeping them straight. This exercise targets the lower abs and requires good core strength to control the movement.
Remember that quality prevails over quantity. If you're finding it challenging to maintain proper form while lifting your legs fully, it's perfectly acceptable to bend your knees slightly.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Hold a weight plate or dumbbell against your chest and perform a standard crunch by lifting your upper body toward your knees.
It's important to note that using proper form is crucial to avoid strain or injury to your neck and lower back. Beginners should start with bodyweight crunches to increase abdominal strength.
Place a rope handle on a cable machine at chest height. Sideways to the machine, hold the handle with your hands. Pull the handle diagonally. This workout strengthens and balances the core.
Elevate your plank game by wearing a weighted vest. Hold a plank position with your elbows or hands on the ground, and engage your core to maintain a straight line from head to heels.
Adding a weighted vest can further engage these muscles and provide additional resistance, which in turn can lead to improved muscle endurance and overall core strength.
Sit on the floor with bent knees and feet flat, holding a medicine ball. Lean back slightly, lift your feet, moving the ball to each side near your hips. This engages obliques for a targeted core workout.
Secure your feet on a declining bench. Hold a weight plate or cross your arms over your chest. Lift your upper body off the bench and lower it for sit-ups. The decline angle enhances training.