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The Amazing 8-Minute Standing Abs Workout with Dumbbells

You can build tight, flat, and strong abs without doing a single sit-up.

In fact, you don’t have to lie on the floor to activate your midsection. Doing this standing ab workout with dumbbells will also allow you to build arm and shoulder muscles.

Avoid using heavy dumbbells, especially if you’re out of shape. The ones I’m using in the video weigh 3kgs (6.6 lbs) – use lighter ones.

If the dumbbells are sabotaging your form, put them down and do the workout without weights.

It’s also important to keep your ab muscles tight while doing all the exercises.

Don’t forget to watch the demonstrations below the workout to learn proper form.

8-Minute Standing Abs Workout with Dumbbells

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Here’s a breakdown of the amazing 8-minute standing abs workout with dumbbells.

Dumbbell Wood Chops – 60 Seconds (30 Seconds Each Side)

Rest 20 Seconds

Standing Elbow to Knee Crunches with Dumbbells – 60 Seconds

Rest 20 Seconds

Bow Extension – 60 Seconds (30 Seconds Each Side)

Rest 20 Seconds

Dumbbell Side Crunch – 30 Seconds (30 Seconds Each Side)

Rest 20 Seconds

Dumbbell Balance Chop – 60 Seconds (30 Seconds Each Side)

Rest 20 Seconds

Dumbbell Sumo Crunch – 50 Seconds

Dumbbell Wood Chops

This excellent exercise targets your ab and oblique muscles. Squeeze your ab muscles every time you chop down.

Twisting one knee as you chop down helps reduce pressure on your knee and hip joint. Lastly, control your motion instead of just letting your arms fall.

How to do Dumbbell Wood Chops

Standing Elbow to Knee Crunches with Dumbbells

Other than activating your abs and oblique muscles, this exercise will give you a good shoulder workout. Holding the dumbbells in that position is not as easy as it may seem.

Remember to squeeze your ab muscles every time your elbow touches your knee.

How to do Standing Elbow to Knee Crunches with Dumbbells

Bow Extensions 

This astounding exercise strengthens your arms, abs, and legs. It’s also excellent for improving balance.

Keep your elbows slightly bent and bring your hands directly over your head after each rep.

How to do Bow Extensions

Dumbbell Side Crunch

Just like bow extensions, this exercise will improve your balance. However, it mainly targets the oblique muscles.

Squeeze your oblique muscles as much as possible every time your elbow touches the knee. If you lack balance, hold on to a wall with the dormant hand for support.

How to do Dumbbell Side Crunch

Dumbbell Balance Chop

As the name suggests, this exercise will improve your balance. Additionally, it strengthens the arms, abs, and oblique muscles.

Raise your knee as high as possible in each rep. And slightly twist your torso every time you chop down.

How to do Dumbbell Balance Chop

Dumbbell Sumo Crunch

I’ve probably done sumo side crunches before, especially if you follow my workouts. Adding dumbbells to this exercise will give you greater core activation and strengthen your arms.

Make sure you bend your torso sideways instead of just lowering your arms to touch the elbow.

How to do Dumbbell Sumo Crunch

Now, I will offer you an opportunity to discover unique home exercises that can tighten your belly in just 7 days.

That’s right! If you do the exercises I’m about to show in the right sequence, your midsection will be slimmer and firmer in just 7 days.

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Cynthia Grubb
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Cynthia Grubb

I am pushing 66, so working out as a part of my lifestyle hasn’t been as important as it was when I was half this age. This workout was doable and I feel I can do it consistently.