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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.


Inverted Flyers



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

No Equipment

Glute Activation Lunges



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Forward Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Plank with Bent Knee



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Dirty Dog



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Side Plank (Modified)



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Forward Lunge with Arm Drivers



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Side Plank with Straight Leg



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment


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