Spiderman pushup

Yes, this exercise will hit your chest, but it also targets your core and those tough to activate oblique muscles. As you descend in your pushup position, swing one leg out by bending the knee and touch that knee to your elbow. Now push up and move the leg back. Do the other side and keep going for as long as you can. Do 3 sets and ensure that you keep your back as straight as possible.

Inverted row

Go to the squat rack and set the bar up so that you’ll be able to hang from it in reverse pushup form without touching the ground. You don’t want to be completely flat as you grip the bar; arms are shoulder width apart and the back of your heels will be touching the floor. Pull all the way up, hold, and then slowly lower yourself back down. Those muscles between your shoulder blades will let you know if you did it right the next day.

Suitcase carry

Time to work those obliques! Grab a dumbbell or kettlebell that is of a challenging weight to carry. You’ll only need one as this exercise is about maintaining your balance. Walk straight and as naturally as possible with the weight at your side. Walk 20 feet, turn around and walk back. Switch hands and do it again. Repeat three times. You will struggle to maintain your posture because the side opposite the weight is working hard to keep you straight.

Side lunge

Grab two dumbbells and hold them at your sides. Lunge to the right keeping your left leg straight and your feet pointed straight ahead as your right leg bends at the knee while keeping the weights at your sides. Go down as far as you can and push yourself back up. Change sides. Repeat 8-12 times and complete 3 sets. You’ll notice this work in both your glutes and your inner thighs.

Hollow body hold

This exercise will work your lower abdominals (and the rest of your core). Lay flat on your back on a comfortable mat. Engage your core as you lift both of your legs off of the mat. Keep them together. Now engage your upper core as you lift your shoulders off of the mat as well. Put your arms at your sides also off of the floor or extend them over your head and behind you. You should look like an elongated letter “U”. Hold for as long as you can and repeat 4 times.