Abs (Rectus Abdominis) Exercises

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Exercises


Lateral Trunk Muscles with the Pilates Ball
Summary

This exercise is a great way to target the lateral trunk muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Lateral Trunk Muscles with the Foam Roller
Summary

This exercise is a great way to target the lateral trunk muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Trunk Stabilization on the Balance Board
Summary

This is a great exercise to increase core stability and strength.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Side Plank on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise works well for increasing low back strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core
Upper Body Rotation Standing on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise is a great way to challenge your balance.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core
Abdominal Roll Up
Summary

This is a simple abdominal exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Seated Spinal Rotation
Summary

This is an advanced exercise that should not be done if you have any type of back injury.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Chest
  • Equipment: BOSU, Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Pilates, Stretches
Rolling Like a Ball
Summary

This is a pilates-style exercise to practice core activation and mobilize the spine.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats, Chest
  • Equipment: BOSU, Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Stretches
Side and Arm Stretch on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise stretches the shoulder and side.

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Thoracic Spine Stretch
Summary

This is a great overall trunk stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Pelvic Tilt & Low Back Mobility
Summary

This is a great exercise for relieving stiffness in the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Core, Stretches
Seated Side Arm Raises
Summary

This exercise trains the entire shoulder musculature, particularly the lateral shoulder muscles.

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  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Strength
Thigh and Buttocks Exercise with an Exercise Ball
Summary

A great exercise for the back of the thighs and the buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Side Star Plank from Elbow
Summary

This exercise is very effective for targeting the core stabilizing muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Lateral Trunk Bends with Free Weights
Summary

This exercise can be done at home using water bottles, etc. as weights instead of dumbbells in the gym.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength

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