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Ab Exercises

Tighten your abdominal muscles and protect your spine with the most effective ab exercises from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Learn proper techniques and step-by-step instruction from America's Authority on Fitness. This large collection of exercises is also featured in complete workout routines that include full-body and at-home workouts. Whether you’re looking for beginner level training or advanced fitness programs, we have something here for everyone to target core muscle groups. Choose from a wide variety of lower ab exercises, standing trunk rotations, reverse crunches and more. If you have any questions or want to hear what leaders in the industry are saying, please see our Ask the Expert section.


Stability Ball Knee Tucks



Abs, Legs - Calves and Shins

Stability Ball

Seated Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations



Abs

Medicine Ball

Stability Ball Prone Walkout



Abs, Back

Stability Ball

Bird-dog



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Front Plank



Abs, Back

No Equipment

Stability Ball Dumbbell Fly



Abs, Chest

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Stability Ball Dumbbell Press



Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Stability Ball Pikes



Abs, Shoulders

Stability Ball

TRX ® Suspended Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

TRX

Hexagon Drill



Abs, Butt/Hips, Full Body/Integrated, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Lift (Hay Bailer)



Abs

Medicine Ball

TRX ® Atomic Push-up



Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders

TRX

TRX ® Back Row



Abs, Arms, Back

TRX

TRX ® Biceps Curl



Abs, Arms

TRX

TRX ® Single-arm Chest Press



Abs, Arms, Chest

TRX

Standing Cable Rotation



Abs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Wood Chop



Abs

Medicine Ball

Bent-Knee Sit-up / Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Standing Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations



Abs

Medicine Ball

Stability Ball Shoulder (Glute) Bridge



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

Stability Ball

Supine Reverse Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

TRX ® Suspended Knee Tucks



Abs, Chest

TRX

Stability Ball Russian Twist



Abs, Back

Stability Ball

TRX ® Single-arm Row



Abs, Arms, Back

TRX

Supine Reverse Marches



Abs

No Equipment

Glute Bridge



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Medicine Ball Push-ups



Abs, Chest, Shoulders

Medicine Ball

Side-lying Arm Rolls (Db)



Abs, Shoulders

Dumbbells, No Equipment

Single-arm Medicine Ball Push-up



Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders

Medicine Ball

Stability Ball Sit-ups / Crunches



Abs

Stability Ball

Standing Single-leg Cable Rotation



Abs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Supine Bicycle Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Dead Bug



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Pelvic Tilts



Abs

No Equipment

TRX ® Chest Press



Abs, Arms, Chest

TRX

TRX ® Front Rollout



Abs

TRX

TRX ® Suspended Pike



Abs, Shoulders

TRX

Upward Facing Dog



Abs, Back

No Equipment

V-ups



Abs

No Equipment

Vertical Toe Touches



Abs

No Equipment


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