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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 Prone Walkout



Abs, Back

Stability Ball

Bird-dog



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Front Plank



Abs, Back

No Equipment

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

Partner Assisted Bodyweight Squats



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

V Sit Partner Rotations with Medicine Ball



Abs

Medicine Ball

Childs Pose



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Hexagon Drill



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

Cones

Jammer - Torso Rotations



Abs, Arms, Back, Chest, Full Body/Integrated, Shoulders

Barbell

Medicine Ball Lunge to Chest Pass



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

Medicine Ball

Quadruped Bent-knee Hip Extensions



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

TRX ® Back Row



Abs, Arms, Back

TRX

Stability Ball Shoulder (Glute) Bridge



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

Stability Ball

Cobra



Abs, Back

No Equipment

Stability Ball Russian Twist



Abs, Back

Stability Ball

Lunge with Elbow Instep



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

No Equipment

TRX ® Single-arm Row



Abs, Arms, Back

TRX

Supine Reverse Marches



Abs

No Equipment

Barbell Jammers



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

Barbell

Seated Side-Straddle Stretch



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Upward Facing Dog



Abs, Back

No Equipment

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball