Best Functional Core Exercises To Sculpt Your Waist

Start in a push-up position with your hands right under your hips.

1. Standard Plank

Keep your body straight from your head to your feet and use your core. Hold as long as you can keep your form correct.

Standard Plank

Lie on your side with your arm under your shoulder and your legs stacked on top of each other.

2. Side Plank

Lift your hips off the ground so that your head, shoulders, and feet are all in a straight line. On each side, hold.

Side Plank

Lunge forward with one leg, then twist your body and arms over the forward leg. Switch sides between each push.

3. Rotational Lunges

Hold a medicine ball over your head and slam it down hard to the ground.

4. Medicine Ball Slams

As you lift and slam the ball, you should use your core.

Medicine Ball Slams

Get on your hands and feet like you're on a table.

5. Bear Crawls

Crawl forward and back, using your core to keep your body steady.

Bear Crawls

Lay on your back and move your legs in a cycling motion while twisting your torso to bring your arm toward the knee of the opposite side.

6. Bicycle Crunches

Put a rope handle on a machine with a high wire. Hold the rope behind your head and pull your body down toward your knees.

7. Standing Cable Crunches

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