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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

Stability Ball Dumbbell Fly



Abs, Chest

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Stability Ball Dumbbell Press



Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Forward Lunge



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 Cable Rotation



Abs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations



Abs

Medicine Ball

Stability Ball Shoulder (Glute) Bridge



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

Stability Ball

Seated Straddle with Side Reaches



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Plank with Straight Leg



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Standing Hip Abduction



Abs, Butt/Hips

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Hip Adduction



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Supine Bicycle Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Supine Spinal Twist with Rib Grab and Progressions



Abs, Back, Chest, Shoulders

No Equipment

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball


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