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...
The side plank hip adduction is a decent exercise that you can use at home to strengthen your core and work your inner thighs.
Tone your inner thighs with the cable hip adduction, an isolation and pull exercise that targets your hip adductors (adductor magnus, longus, and brevis).
Depending on whether or not you flex your waist, the decline sit-up can either target your iliopsoas or your rectus abdominis.
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.
Work your iliopsoas and other hip flexors using the lying alternating leg raise, an isolation exercise. Your abs and obliques only act as stabilizers.
Use the weighted captain's chair leg and hip raise to strengthen your core and hip flexors. If you don't have a captain's chair, just hang from a bar.
Targeting your iliopsoas, not your rectus abdominis, the lying straight leg raise is an isolation pull exercise that activates all hip flexor muscles.
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 core exercise, use the standing ab wheel rollout only after you have mastered the walkout, front plank, and wheel rollout on your knees.