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The 10-Minute Standing (Yes, Standing) Core Workout

By Staff | August 11, 2015 | <a href="https://greatist.com/" class="greatist-link" target="_blank" /><img src="/assets/Greatist_Logo_White.svg" alt="Greatist" /></a>

Think crunches are the only way to sculpt a stronger stomach? Think again. This super effective core workout proves that there’s no need to hit the mat (or bother your back) to strengthen your abs.

In this 10-minute routine, Sarah Kusch, a certified trainer and Grokker expert, will show you how to work your entire core while standing up. And the only equipment you need is a dumbbell. You'll complete a series of exercises that engage the core through a controlled range of motion. The moves target your midsection in every direction, from your back to your abs to your obliques. Plus, several of the exercises also work your shoulders for an added bonus. Don't let the slow and steady pace fool you—we guarantee you'll feel it tomorrow. Press play below and get ready to feel the burn.

Here's the full recap.

Complete two rounds of the following moves:

Standing Back Extension
Overhead Oblique Crunches
Side Lateral Crunches
Around the Worlds
Waiter Rotations
Lateral Chops
Squat to Good Mornings​

Interested in more short and effective home workouts? Find thousands more on Grokker, the one-stop online resource for wellness. Grokker sifts through thousands of videos on the Web, constantly filtering and aggregating the best cooking, yoga, and fitness videos available so you don’t have to.

This article was written by Staff from Greatist. For more great fitness tips, healthy recipes, and inspiration, check out our friends at Greatist.