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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.


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

Glute Activation Lunges



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Partner Assisted Bodyweight Squats



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Forward Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Quadruped Bent-knee Hip Extensions



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Single Leg Stand



Abs

No Equipment

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Supine Hollowing with Lower Extremity Movements



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Snow Angel (Wipers) Exercise



Abs, Chest, Shoulders

No Equipment

Bear Crawl



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

No Equipment

Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Bent-Knee Sit-up / Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Side Plank with Bent Knee



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Supine Reverse Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Cobra



Abs, Back

No Equipment

Lunge with Elbow Instep



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

No Equipment

Dirty Dog



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Side Plank (Modified)



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Supine Reverse Marches



Abs

No Equipment

Forward Lunge with Arm Drivers



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Plank with Straight Leg



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Side-lying Arm Rolls (Db)



Abs, Shoulders

Dumbbells, No Equipment

Supine Bicycle Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Dead Bug



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Rotator Cuff



Abs, Shoulders

No Equipment

Upward Facing Dog



Abs, Back

No Equipment

V-ups



Abs

No Equipment

Vertical Toe Touches



Abs

No Equipment


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