Warm weather means it’s time to take your workout outside and sculpt those summertime abs. The benefits are tremendous: Having a powerful, defined midsection is the ultimate marker of athleticism and overall health—not to mention, it does wonders for your confidence.

But your core does more than just turn heads—it also stabilizes your body for heavy lifts, transfers power from your legs to your torso, and keeps your spine healthy and safe. And while we want them to look good, the best ab exercises get them strong, too.

Here are nine core-carving exercises you can do outdoors that not only build chiseled beach-ready abs, but also boost your total-body strength.