Tag: rectus abdominis

Exercise Database Core

Machine leg raise crunch

Work your rectus abdominis (the target) and internal and external obliques (the synergists) with the machine leg raise crunch, an isolation and pull exercise.

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Vertical leg crunch

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!

Exercise Database Core Legs and Glutes


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.

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Kneeling cable crunch

Work your rectus abdominis with the kneeling cable crunch, an auxiliary core exercise. Your internal and external obliques act as synergists.


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