Abs (Rectus Abdominis) Exercises

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Exercises


Oblique Crunch on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise strengthens the oblique muscles, and increases core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Jack-Knife on Exercise Ball
Summary

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

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

Advanced Hamstring Exercise. Due to the position you are in and the fact that your using an exercise ball you will also working your core for stability.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Advanced Push Up on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise strengthens the arms, chest and shoulders while increasing coordination and core stability.

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  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Strength
Dead Bug on BOSU
Summary

A fun exercise that improves core strength and stability.

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

The traditional push-up is taken even further by using the BOSU. Just like a regular push-up, your triceps and pectorals get a good work out, but by adding the balancing component of the BOSU, you are now working your core and stabilizers even further.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Cross-Over Crunch on BOSU
Summary

Strengthens the abs and core while also enhancing core stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Leg Lift Core Stability on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise enhances balance, core stability, and core strength.

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

This exercise focuses on working the buttocks, hip stabilizers, abdominals, and thigh muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Pilates, Strength
BOSU Abdominal Stretch
Summary

BOSU Abdominal Stretch

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Core, Stretches
BOSU Lateral Leg Lift
Summary

This exercise focuses on strengthening the hip abductors (or deep buttock muscles) and the upper part of your outer thigh.

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

Basic crunch on a BOSU. Good for abdominal strength and core stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Side and Arm Stretch
Summary

Simple standing oblique stretch

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Chest
  • Equipment: BOSU, Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Pilates, Stretches
Plank on BOSU (hands & shins)
Summary

Level 4: Advanced core strengthening using the plank position

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Plank on BOSU (hands & knees)
Summary

Level 3: Intermediate core strengthening using the plank position

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