Tag: iliopsoas

Hanging leg raise

The hanging leg raise, an isolated pulling exercise, targets the hip flexors while isometrically working the rectus abdominis and obliques.

Frog crunch with leg raise

Use the frog crunch with leg raise, a compound core exercise, to activate and strengthen both your abdomen and hip flexors.

Superman push-up

The superman push-up is an advanced bodyweight exercise that’s great for strengthening your core. Do not use it if you can't keep your core tight.

Bent-knee oblique v-up

The bent-knee oblique v-up is an intermediate core exercise that targets the obliques and synergistically works several other core and leg muscles.

Spiderman push-up

Use the spiderman push-up, a compound push exercise, to improve your balance and coordination, and build upper-body and core strength.

Hanging windshield wiper

Targeting your obliques, the hanging windshield wiper is an advanced exercise for strengthening your core and the twisting movement pattern of your body.

Decline sit-up

Depending on whether or not you flex your waist, the decline sit-up can either target your iliopsoas or your rectus abdominis.

High bird dog plank

The high bird dog plank is an excellent whole-body functional exercise for strengthening your core and improving your balance and coordination.

Captain’s chair leg raise

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.

One-leg push-up

The one-leg push-up, which targets your lower pecs and obliques, puts your body out of balance, thus forcing the recruitment of more stabilizer muscles.

Lying alternating leg raise

Work your iliopsoas and other hip flexors using the lying alternating leg raise, an isolation exercise. Your abs and obliques only act as stabilizers.

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