Exercises for your side abs
Abs. I hate that term. Core. Not a huge fan of that one either. It’s easy to get mesmerized by the latest promises of washboard stomachs and all of the blond twenty-something girls that supposedly come with them. Six-pack abs might be sexy, but they don’t always mean you’re fit or healthy.
The qualities of a ripped midsection depend upon three factors: metabolic conditioning (cardio), diet and genetics. What I’m saying here is that you could get the aesthetics of a six-pack without any direct ab work.
If it makes you sleep better at night, do crunches until your heart’s happy. But my personal favorite (and most effective) exercises for trunk stability and strength are as follows: