This standing abs exercise is designed to help you to develop your core stability and balance, this exercise is useful for both everyday and sport activities. By doing standing abs exercises you will work your core muscles as well as the main muscle groups in your legs.
Standing abs exercises use more muscles than abdominal crunches, so it is an effective way to tone up and lose weight.
Begin by standing in the centre of the vibration plate with your feet shoulder width apart and your weight evenly distributed.
Hold the support bar at chest height and slightly bend the knees. Keeping your back straight and your head up, push down through your upper torso.
You can straighten your arms and pull your shoulders back to help you engage your abs further.
You should feel the tension in your lats, abs and arms.
The are numerous benefits to standing ab exercises, especially when done on a vibration plate:
There is also less strain on the lower back, so whilst the exercise is still challenging it is more comfortable to perform than floor based abs exercises.
For a more challenging workout you could incorporate weights into this exercise. Also, doing this exercise without holding onto the supports will force your core muscles to work harder to maintain balance and stability.