But let's say you're doing well with maintaining a healthy diet and you have a set of abs exercises you routinely perform. If you have reached a plateau, mix it up with these three exercises courtesy of Dan Nguyen. No equipment needed, done anywhere and fast.
Standing Leg Lift: Warm up by raising your right thigh, then your left, so it is at a 90-degree angle. Now repeat but this time slow it down and consciously engage your abs. Do 5 reps for each leg holding each one until you feel the burn.
Invisible bar: Stand with your hands at your sides and visualize that you have a bar between them.
Use your core muscles to push and pull from side to side, squeezing the muscles tightly each time for 5 reps.
Stand tall and turn: Stand with your hands behind your head. Turn slowly from side to side, until you feel your abs engage. Try to keep your hips straight and use your abs to turn in a controlled manner so you are not swinging. 5 reps as well. Increase reps with all three as you go. Hope this helps. S. Thanks to Marjie Gilliam, Cox Newspapers