“This exercise will target that lower section of the abs some call the ‘pooch’ while also hitting the upper abs,” says trainer Kelly Boone.

“As a bonus, you’ll incorporate some isometric work by holding yourself up on the bar – great for the back and arms.”


Hold onto the bar (you may have to climb onto a step) and, using a wide grip, draw your navel into your spine and lift your knees towards your navel (keep them together).

Like a pro: Perform 15 reps and work on completing 3-4 sets. Rest for 45 seconds between.

Tip: Hold yourself up through your shoulders and back – don’t just hang! You’ll also work on improving your grip strength, which is great for weak wrists.

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