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In the Magazine: Standing Ab Workouts

Hey WTH readers! I hope you all are enjoying our Fall issue of the magazine out today! Whether you read the article in the magazine about standing ab workouts and are here to get a closer look at the specific exercises or are just visiting the blog, we’ve recruited a student at SU to demonstrate how to do four standing abdominal workouts. Veronica Dryer, Syracuse University Athletics strength and conditioning coach, created an ab workout to fit any student’s schedule and living space.

Side Elbow to Knee

Photo: Pam Masin

Reps: 15 each side, 3 times
Equitment: None
Muscles: Hips, obliques, back
How To: Bring your knee above the height of your hip when lifting it. Keep your hips facing forward as you complete the motion.

Elbow to Knee

Photo: Pam Masin

Reps: 15 each side, 3 times
Equipment: None
Muscles: Hips, obliques, back
How To: Bring your knee above the height of your hip when lifting it. Focus on twisting your upper body to meet the raised knee.

Standing Crunch With No Resistance

Photo: Pam Masin

Reps: 20 total, 3 times
Equipment: None
Muscles: Back and abdominals
How To: Look downward and interlock your fingers behind your head. Include your entire upper body in the crunch motion.

Dumbbell Side Bends

Photo: Pam Masin

Reps: 15 each side 3times
Equipment: 15-lb. free weight
Muscles: Back and obliques
How to: Keep your hips facing forward and a strong, straight back while bending at the waist. Bend until the weight reaches slightly above the height of your knee.

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