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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.


Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Lunge with Elbow Instep



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

No Equipment

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Seated Straddle with Side Reaches



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Plank with Straight Leg



Abs, Butt/Hips

No Equipment

Standing Hip Adduction



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Low Cable Hip Adduction



Abs, Butt/Hips, Full Body/Integrated

Weight Machines / Selectorized

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball


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