Depending on whether or not you flex your waist, the decline sit-up can either target your iliopsoas or your rectus abdominis.
Tag: adductor longus
Strengthen the twisting movement pattern of your body using the cable twist, an isolation exercise that targets your internal and external obliques.
Targeting your iliopsoas, not your abs, the captain's chair leg raise is a hip flexion exercise. Your abs and obliques act as important stabilizers.
Work your iliopsoas and other hip flexors using the lying alternating leg raise, an isolation exercise. Your abs and obliques only act as stabilizers.
Use the weighted captain's chair leg and hip raise to strengthen your core and hip flexors. If you don't have a captain's chair, just hang from a bar.
Targeting your iliopsoas, not your rectus abdominis, the lying straight leg raise is an isolation pull exercise that activates all hip flexor muscles.
The cable wood chop is great for strengthening the twisting movement of your torso, as well as improving your torso's ability to resist twisting forces.
Great for core development, the captain's chair leg and hip raise is a compound hip-and-waist-flexion exercise that targets your rectus abdominis.
Great for inner-thigh development, the barbell sumo squat is a compound exercise that targets your quadriceps and, to a lesser extent, your gluteus maximus.
A compound leg and core exercise, the stability ball jackknife targets your iliopsoas (hip flexors). Your abs contract dynamically only with waist flexion.
An advanced unilateral lower-body exercise, the barbell side lunge is great for developing unilateral lower-body strength, coordination, and balance.
An advanced core exercise, use the standing ab wheel rollout only after you have mastered the walkout, front plank, and wheel rollout on your knees.