Tag: pectineus

Hanging leg raise

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

Cable vertical Pallof press

The cable vertical Pallof press is a brilliant functional exercise for strengthening your core’s ability to resist lateral flexion forces. Use it to develop a...

Side plank hip adduction

The side plank hip adduction is a decent exercise that you can use at home to strengthen your core and work your inner thighs.

Cable hip adduction

Tone your inner thighs with the cable hip adduction, an isolation and pull exercise that targets your hip adductors (adductor magnus, longus, and brevis).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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