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5 Crunch-Free Core Exercises to Get Ripped Abs

You don’t have to do a million sit-ups for six-pack abs. We’re giving you the best muscle-defining moves for a stronger core, without the crunch.


4. Hanging Leg Raises
5 reps
Start by hanging from a pull-up bar with your feet off the floor. Contract your abs and tuck your hips underneath you. Raise your legs up towards the bar without swinging, using only your core strength. As your legs come up, relax your glutes and tense your abs pushing into your armpits and lift them as high as you can. Lower slowly to keep core muscles engaged for max benefits. Repeat. "Think about pulling the bar to your legs instead of lifting your legs to the bar," says. Neupert.

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