Crunches are so last year. There are so many more way to sculpt that core, and these exercises will help to target the obliques – those “muffin top” areas that are difficult to isolate. each movement involves some sort of rotation or twist to make your entire core work hard!
These movements must be done with control. Really engage the muscles you want to use, and twist strong with your core, avoiding using your arms or momentum to rotate your body. Mix these in to your next workout and feel the burn!
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Begin in a plank position and drop your hips to one side, then to the other.
Seated Resistance Band Twist
Same thing as the standing variation, just seated! Twist to one side for reps before switching to sides.
Hanging Oblique Knee Raises
Hang from a bar and draw your knees up towards the left, twisting your body, then return to center. Go back and forth, keeping your body as still as possible.