Abs (Rectus Abdominis) Exercises

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Exercises


Glute/Hamstring Bridge with Feet on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise targets the core while also working the hip stabilizers and hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Balancing on Exercise Ball
Summary

Balance and core stability exercise

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core
Twist Crunch on BOSU with Leg Lift
Summary

This core exercise focuses on the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Single Arm Raise Balance Exercise on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise helps balance as well as shoulder and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: Bench, BOSU
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Pilates
Single Leg Glute Bridge on Floor
Summary

This is a core strength exercise that focuses on the low back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: Bench, BOSU
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Pilates, Strength
Side (Oblique) Crunch on BOSU (Beginner)
Summary

Exercise on BOSU, focusing on the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Core Stability on BOSU
Summary

This exercise improves core stability.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Twist Crunch on BOSU
Summary

This exercise increases overall core strength and stability, while focusing on the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Glute Bridge on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise enhances core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Plank on BOSU
Summary

This is an excellent exercise to improve core strength while focusing on the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Side Plank on BOSU (on elbow)
Summary

This exercise improves core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Side (Oblique) Crunch on BOSU (Intermediate)
Summary

This exercise focuses on the oblique abdominal muscles, but also works the low back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Hamstring Curls with Exercise Ball (Advanced)
Summary

This exercise not only strengthens the hamstrings, but also increases core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Starfish Side Plank on BOSU
Summary

Advanced core stability and balance exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Balance on BOSU (both feet)
Summary

Beginner balance exercise. To increase difficulty try this exercise with your eyes closed.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance