10 Ab Exercises You Need to Try Now!

How to get those abs without doing those irritating planks

Having a strong set of abs is not just aesthetically pleasing but they can also be good for your posture. In addition, strengthening your abs can prevent injuries and even lower back pain. Working your midsection is not just about having that flashy six pack, it’s about building a core that can support you. But that doesn’t mean you have to go and do a bunch of planks…..

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While planks are very effective, they can also be your least favorite workout to do. So if you’re tired of the same ol’ planks and crunches, add some variety to your ab routine using these 10 Ab Exercises (That aren’t a plain plank).

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    1. Scissor Crunch



    2. Bicycle Crunches



    3. Side Crunches



    4. Knee Hug Crunches


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txl6yOu5poU

       5. Running Man Crunches



  2. 6. Plank Kick Outs

    7. Russian twists


  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeAtimSCxsY
  4. 8. Jackknife Crunches


  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWOZyf8kaH0

    9. Wood Chops

  6. 10. Alternating Jacknife Crunches


  7. This article was originally featured on She Unplugged.


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