Ab WorkoutLet’s face it: crunches aren’t the trick to a toned midsection. If you want to get washboard abs, Kinian suggests that you work your entire core. Here’s the easiest, crunch-free way to do it:

The Upright Push-Up

Push-ups don’t always have to be done from the ground for the best results; they can also be done while standing up.

Hold your palms flat against a wall as you slowly inhale and exhale. Expand your belly and draw the air toward your spine. Then, push against the wall while keeping your elbows close to your sides. Contract your abs before you move back to the starting position. Repeat 20 times.

Single-Leg Forward Reach

This technique will help improve your core while helping you maintain your balance.

Stand up and shift all your weight to your left foot. Then, bend your torso forward and lift your right leg off the floor so that they both form a straight line. Hold the position for a moment, before slowly returning to standing upright. Repeat 10 times before switching sides.

Elbow Plank

Planking is one of the best ways to work your abs, but the elbow plank is better than the push-up plank position.

Start face down on the floor, and then push up onto your knees, concentrating most of your weight on your elbows. Contract your abdominals and keep your back flat, otherwise it’ll defeat the purpose of the workout. Aim to hold it up to one minute. Repeat three times.

Plank with Bunny Hop

Jumping while doing this exercise can help you burn calories while you work your abs.

Start it off in a plank position. Contract your abs and then jump to the right until your knees and right elbow are almost touching. Jump back to the starting position to complete one rep. Jump to the left side and continue alternating sides until you reach a total of 20 reps.

The best ab workout doesn’t require a lot of effort or force. Simple exercise that targets your entire core can also do the trick.