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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

TRX ® Suspended Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

TRX

Inverted Flyers



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

No Equipment

Bodyweight Squat



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Glute Activation Lunges



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Partner Assisted Bodyweight Squats



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

BOSU® Lateral Jumps



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

BOSU Trainer

Forward Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Hexagon Drill



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

Cones

Medicine Ball Lunge to Chest Pass



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips, Chest, Full Body/Integrated, Shoulders

Medicine Ball

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Leg Extension



Abs, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Bear Crawl



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

No Equipment

Lunge with Elbow Instep



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

No Equipment

BOSU® Squat Jumps



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

BOSU Trainer

Barbell Jammers



Abs, Butt/Hips, Full Body/Integrated, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs, Shoulders

Barbell

Forward Lunge with Arm Drivers



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Lunge with Overhead Press



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

Medicine Ball

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball


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