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Belly fat has always been one of the biggest issues when it comes to fitness or health talk. But while the idea of targeting the area where you lose body fat is certainly appealing, unfortunately, that comes down to more of a case of your genetics.

What you can do, however, is improve muscular tone in your abdominals. This can help with abdominal tone on a day to day basis so that your abdominals contract slightly making your midsection appear slimmer.

But what happens if your weight or joint pain makes it difficult to get down on the ground, or up again. Doesn’t that make most abdominal exercises impossible? Introducing the standing abs workout, where you just need a pair of running shoes and a little bit of motivation to start…

Standing Bicycle Exercise

Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart. Keep your abdominal muscles tensed, then lift up your knee (left or right) towards your chest. Rotate your shoulder towards your core and then see how close you can get your knee to your opposite shoulder. Complete 30 reps total (15 each side)

Leaning and Lifting Crunch

Start by standing with your feet together and knees soft (not locked straight). Press your palms together over your head, then lean your torso to the right, stretching out your left obliques. Then carefully lean back the other way (to the left) and at the same time extend out your left leg, and feel the contraction in your left obliques. Do this exercise 30 reps total (15 each side).

Toe Touch

Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart, then bring your right knee up, then rotate it to the right while you try and touch your right toes with your left hand. Return to starting position and repeat the procedure using the other side. Do 30 reps total (15 each side).

Cross Chop

Start by standing with your feet in a moderately wide stance. Extend your arms over your head (slightly on the right side) and put your palms together, then chop all the way down to your left knee. Repeat the procedure using the other side. Do this exercise 20 reps total (10 each side).

This standing abs workout offers so many benefits such as toning and strengthening your core muscles, greatly improving your balance, and even burning calories. So be sure to try these exercises at home, in your hotel room, office, your garden, or anywhere!

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