Abs and Core Exercises

Get a Harder Core with These 4 Midsection Moves

Challenge your core with this assortment of advanced abdominal exercises.


When people refer to “core stabilization,” this collection of exercises is exactly what they’re talking about. You can’t successfully perform any of these four moves without your midsection remaining solid and stable throughout every set. If you’re unstable, you’ll quickly learn why core strength is necessary and how it can help you reach your goals.

Get through the following workout, progressing from beginner to advanced with the suggestions mentioned below, and you’ll start developing a strong core.

The Workout

Perform all four exercises consecutively as a circuit, three times through.

Excercise Reps
Single-Arm Dumbbell Crunch 8-15 per side
Weighted Sit-Up on Bosu 8-10
Windshield Wiper 8-25 per side
Side V-Up 15-20 per side

Single-Arm Dumbbell Crunch

Lie on your back with your knees bent, holding a dumbbell over your face with your arm completely extended. Crunch up at the waist and try to raise the dumbbell several inches toward the ceiling.

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