5 Standing Core Exercises in 5 Minutes

You can do these 5 standing core exercises in just 5 minutes, helping you to attain better core strength and a tighter stomach in no time.

Try adding these five standing core exercises to your workout routine. Perfect for tacking on to the end of your strength training days, or for a core-focused day, perform 2-3 sets of each.

Great for lengthening and strengthening, perform this move by standing with your feet hip-width apart and holding a dumbbell in your right hand.

Weighted Side Bend

One of the best oblique-targeting core exercises is the wood chopper. Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell horizontally at your chest.

Weighted Wood Chopper

Think of this as a standing sit-up. Start with your feet hip-width apart and hold one weight horizontally overhead.

Weighted Core Crunch

This one will test your balance in a whole new way. Stand with feet hip-width apart, extending both arms straight in front of you, perpendicular to your body.

Standing Straight Leg Lift

This oblique burner can torch MORE calories than the traditional floor variation, thanks to all of the additional muscles required to perform it.

Standing Bicycle Crunch

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