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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.


Seated Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations



Abs

Medicine Ball

Bird-dog



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Stability Ball Dumbbell Fly



Abs, Chest

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Stability Ball Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extension



Abs, Arms

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Stability Ball Dumbbell Press



Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

TRX ® Suspended Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

TRX

Inverted Flyers



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

No Equipment

Glute Activation Lunges



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

V Sit Partner Rotations with Medicine Ball



Abs

Medicine Ball

BOSU® Lateral Jumps



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

BOSU Trainer

Forward Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Forward Stepping over Cones



Abs, Butt/Hips

Cones

Half-kneeling Lift (Hay Bailer)



Abs

Medicine Ball

Half-Kneeling Wood Chop



Abs

Medicine Ball

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

Single Leg Stand



Abs

No Equipment

Single-leg Stand with Airex Pad



Abs

Airex Pad

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Hamstrings Curl



Abs, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Leg Extension



Abs, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Lift (Hay Bailer)



Abs

Medicine Ball

Supine Hollowing with Lower Extremity Movements



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Snow Angel (Wipers) Exercise



Abs, Chest, Shoulders

No Equipment

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


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