Try This Standing Ab Exercise That Tones Your Lower Belly and Waist

When you’re short on time, traveling, or don’t have access to equipment, this standing ab exercise is ideal. You can also add it to your own custom ab workout!

You don’t even need a mat to do this high-knee march with a twist. Somewhat like standing bicycle crunches, this move will use your obliques and rectus abdominis (those six-pack muscles!) while also giving your booty a nice lift.

  • Start with your right foot extended back behind you and your hands together, reaching up and out (at about a 45-degree angle from your face). Keep your core tight and keep the weight in your left foot, with little to no weight in the right foot.
  • Drive your right knee up and toward your chest as you bring your hands down and twist your upper body to the right.
  • Re-extend your hands up and out while you tap your right foot back behind you. Tip: keep a soft bend in the knees.
  • Repeat, continuing for 30 seconds. Then repeat on the left side for 30 seconds.