Written by Abrar Khan

Core Exercises For Strong Abs

Single-Arm Press

1

Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell in your left hand. Continue for 10 reps on each side.

Deadbug

2

Lie on your back with your arms extended over your chest and legs bent 90 degrees (knees above hips). Complete 10 reps.

Glute Bridge March

3

Lie on your back with your legs bent, heels under knees, feet flat on the floor Complete 12 reps.

Side Plank 

4

Engage your core and lift your hips off the floor. Hold for 30 seconds on each side.

Inchworm

5

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Slowly bend over and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands.  Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. That's one rep. Complete 10 reps.

Bird Dog

6

Get on all fours with your wrists stacked directly under your shoulders and knees under hips.  Lower your leg and arm down, then repeat on the opposite side. That's one rep. Complete 10 reps.

Bear Crawl

7

 Slowly walk your hands and feet forward to the top of your mat, then reverse the movement. That's one rep. Complete 12 reps.

Single-Arm Floor Press Deadbug

8

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Hold a kettlebell in both hands, resting on top of your chest.  Complete eight reps.

Kettlebell Deadbug Pullover

9

Lie on your back with your legs bent at 90 degrees and arms extended over your chest holding a kettlebell with both hands. That's your start position.  Complete eight reps.

Stability Ball Deadbug

10

Lie on your back with your legs bent at 90 degrees and arms extended over your chest holding a stability ball between your forearms and knees. Complete 10 reps.

Stability Ball Stir The Pot

11

Place your forearms on a stability ball and extend your legs directly behind you into a high plank—your body should form a straight line from head to heels. Do 10 reps then reverse the circle for 10 reps.

Stability Ball Rollout

12

Start by kneeling on your mat and place your forearms on a stability ball. Complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds.

Unilateral Dumbbell March

13

1. Stand up straight, with your feet shoulder-width apart. Complete 10 reps, switch hands with the dumbbell, and do another 10 reps.