The machine seated crunch targets your rectus abdominis. For best results, relax your waist before each rep. This will ensure full dynamic contractions.
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For the twisting crunch, it’s important to fully relax your waist before each contraction to ensure that your muscles dynamically contract during each rep.
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 abs and obliques, the one-leg front plank is a unilateral bodyweight exercise useful for developing the strength and stability of your core.
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.
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 core exercise, use the standing ab wheel rollout only after you have mastered the walkout, front plank, and wheel rollout on your knees.
Work your rectus abdominis (the target) and internal and external obliques (the synergists) with the machine leg raise crunch, an isolation and pull exercise.
The stability ball leg extension crunch combines an isolation push exercise (leg extension) with an isolation pull exercise (crunch) to produce a rare compound...
The vertical leg crunch was found to produce 29% more mean activity in the rectus abdominis and 116% more mean activity in the obliques than the regular crunch!
The bicycle crunch was ranked in one study as the most effective exercise for your abs and the second most effective exercise for your obliques!
The v-up is an advanced core exercise that targets your rectus abdominis, while your obliques, hip flexors, adductors, and rectus femoris work as synergists.