Tag: adductor longus

Lying straight leg raise

Targeting your iliopsoas, not your rectus abdominis, the lying straight leg raise is an isolation pull exercise that activates all hip flexor muscles.

Cable wood chop

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.

Barbell sumo squat

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.

Stability ball jackknife

A compound leg and core exercise, the stability ball jackknife targets your iliopsoas (hip flexors). Your abs contract dynamically only with waist flexion.

Barbell side lunge

An advanced unilateral lower-body exercise, the barbell side lunge is great for developing unilateral lower-body strength, coordination, and balance.

Standing ab wheel rollout

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.

Bodyweight sumo squat

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).

Dumbbell sumo squat

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.

Barbell rollout

The barbell rollout is an great auxiliary core exercise that targets your iliopsoas (hip flexors), not your rectus abdominis (which acts as a stabilizer).

Hanging straight leg raise

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...

Stability ball leg extension crunch

The stability ball leg extension crunch combines an isolation push exercise (leg extension) with an isolation pull exercise (crunch) to produce a rare compound...

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