Exercise Mat Exercises

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Exercises


Seated 'V' Stretch - Single Leg
Summary

This is a hard stretch for those less flexible, but great for the hamstring and low back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hamstrings, Back: Lower
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Advanced Plank
Summary

The Plank is an excellent core exercise and test of core strength, this version of that exercise is more advanced.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Front, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Hip Extensions in Plank
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes, abs, and hips.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Serratus Anterior, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Double Crunch
Summary

This is a simple ab exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Cross-Over Crunches with Ankle On Knee
Summary

Beginner abdominal exercise, works the abdominal muscles and the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Mini Bicylces
Summary

This exercise is great to do anywhere, and focuses on working the abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Intermediate)
Summary

This is an intermediate version of the lying down scissor kicks exercise. This exercise is great for working the hip flexors while using the abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Beginner)
Summary

This exercise is challenging for those with less flexibility but great for working the hip flexors while using abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Advanced)
Summary

This exercise is great for working the hip flexors while using the abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Summary

Intermediate Plank Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Lats, Quads, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Cross Legged Crunches
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
V-Sit
Summary

This exercise is a simple ab exercise that can be done almost anywhere.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Crunches with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Hip Extensions with Straight Knee
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes (buttocks).

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Inward Back Curl
Summary

This is a really simple but affective core and ab stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Back: Lower, Abs
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates

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