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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

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

Forward Stepping over Cones



Abs, Butt/Hips

Cones

Half-kneeling Lift (Hay Bailer)



Abs

Medicine Ball

Half-Kneeling Wood Chop



Abs

Medicine Ball

Quadruped Bent-knee Hip Extensions



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Single Leg Stand



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Hollowing with Lower Extremity Movements



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Snow Angel (Wipers) Exercise



Abs, Chest, Shoulders

No Equipment

Triceps Extension with Tubing (partner resisted)



Abs, Arms, Butt/Hips

Resistance Bands/Cables

Bent-Knee Sit-up / Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Side Plank with Bent Knee



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Cobra



Abs, Back

No Equipment

Dirty Dog



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Supine Reverse Marches



Abs

No Equipment

Glute Bridge



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Seated Side-Straddle Stretch



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Stability Ball Sit-ups / Crunches



Abs

Stability Ball

Supine Dead Bug



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Pelvic Tilts



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Rotator Cuff



Abs, Shoulders

No Equipment

Upward Facing Dog



Abs, Back

No Equipment


  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
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