You need to stand straight with your feet shoulder length apart. Hold the barbell between your shoulders, bending down into a squat. Now push down on your feet to revert back to the original position, doing at least 10 to 12 reps.
- Bicycle Crunch–
Here’s the quintessential exercise that ought to have a place in your fitness regime, if you want to develop a strong core. Lie down with the arms behind your head. Bend your knees until they’re parallel to the floor. Now bring your right elbow to touch your left knee and vice versa. Continue this for a minute. Do at least 10 reps till your feel the heat in your abs.
- Standing lift–
This workout works best for your arms, quads and obliques. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold a medicinal ball in your hand. Now bend your knees bringing the ball to your right side, engaging your abs. Now stand up bringing the ball to your left, pushing your hips forward. Do 10 to 15 reps before switching to the left side.
- Cross Crunch-
This is another effective workout for challenging your core. Lie down with your arms and legs spread out in X shape. Now try to touch your left foot with your right hand, raising your head, shoulders and back, then get back to original position. Now try to touch your right foot using your left hand same as before. Do at least 10 to 12 reps for each side.
To reach your core strengthening goals you should try these exercises mentioned above and you’ll find a sea of change in your functional abilities. Your core supports the entire body frame and working on it can give you a strong, long lasting and ripped up mid-section in no time.