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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

Stability Ball Dumbbell Fly



Abs, Chest

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Stability Ball Dumbbell Press



Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders

Dumbbells, Stability Ball

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Cable Rotation



Abs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations



Abs

Medicine Ball

Stability Ball Shoulder (Glute) Bridge



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips

Stability Ball

Supine Reverse Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Supine Bicycle Crunches



Abs

No Equipment

V-ups



Abs

No Equipment

Vertical Toe Touches



Abs

No Equipment