Targeting your iliopsoas, not your rectus abdominis, the lying straight leg raise is an isolation pull exercise that activates all hip flexor muscles.
Tag: adductor longus
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.
Great for beginners, the bodyweight sumo squat is useful for learning the very basics of squat form (keeping your torso upright, knees out, and head up).
The dumbbell sumo squat (aka dumbbell plie squat) is great for learning squat form, especially how to keep your knees out and torso upright as you squat.
The barbell rollout is an great auxiliary core exercise that targets your iliopsoas (hip flexors), not your rectus abdominis (which acts as a stabilizer).
The hanging straight leg raise is an isolation pull exercise that targets your iliopsoas (hip flexors), not your rectus abdominis (abs). Your abs only act as...
The stability ball leg extension crunch combines an isolation push exercise (leg extension) with an isolation pull exercise (crunch) to produce a rare compound...