Tip: Half Sit-Up Overhead Press

Lean back until the abs engage and perform overhead presses. This will really bring up your core strength.

Anchor your feet under something and lean back until you feel your abs turn on. Try to keep your spine and neck as neutral as you can. You can go light and do the exercise for 60 seconds, or use heavier weights and shoot for 12-15 reps.

Maintaining the half sit-up position while performing any movement with the arms will challenge the abs, hip flexors, and even the neck muscles.

Drew Murphy is a gym owner and personal trainer located in Tiffin, Iowa. Out of his facility, he trains clients using a wide range of strength and conditioning methods.  Follow Drew Murphy on Instagram