This standing abs workout will burn calories and work your entire core

This ab workout will get you on your feet, burning calories, increasing strength and improving definition in your core

Woman raises her arms showing off a strong core
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Sometimes lying down on the ground to repeat multiple sets of situps and crunches doesn't feel like it is doing anything. This is why mixing up your ab workouts is essential for staying consistent with exercise and for building a strong and defined core.

You can easily keep your ab and core sessions fresh by incorporating the best workouts for abs in your sessions. Another way to get the results you want is by including resistance training (using a best kettlebell or two) into your fitness regime as this helps build essential strength for toning large muscle groups in the body, like your core. 

And if you're looking to target your entire core while completing an upbeat workout then try this standing workout posted by the BurpeeGirl is a great place to start. 

The Burpee Girl posts daily, low and moderate-intensity steady-state cardio workouts to YouTube. Her routines are designed to help people burn calories and reach their weight loss goals at home.

The medium-intensity cardio routine is a great way to get your steps in at home, strengthen your abdominal muscles and burn lots of calories.


Working on your core doesn't just have a visual impact on your physique but it can also increase blood flow and improve both stability and mobility. 

Maintaining good mobility is essential for making daily tasks easier and lowering risk of falls and injuries. Plus, a strongly built core will improve your athletic performance across other areas of your fitness.

The workout above will have you complete the full routine on your feet, moving through plenty of steps and leg lifts all while engaging your abs. 

The BurpeeGirl wrote in the caption, "Make sure you keep your abs contracted (pulled in) throughout this entire workout, and focus on feeling every exercise in the core!". This will help you to strengthen your core and tighten your waistline.

Each round has one repetitive cardio exercise so hopefully, you like having repetitions in your workouts.

If you are someone who likes to have a step goal to work towards each day, perhaps via a best fitness tracker, then this style of standing workout is perfect for days that you haven't walked as much. 

The BurpeeGirl recorded a total of 4377 steps and 335 calories burned after completing this workout.

Jessica Downey

Jessica is an experienced fitness writer with a passion for running. Her career in journalism began in local news and she holds a Masters in journalism. Jessica has previously written for Runners World, penning news and features on fitness, sportswear and nutrition. 

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