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.
Tag: rectus abdominis
The bent-knee oblique v-up is an intermediate core exercise that targets the obliques and synergistically works several other core and leg muscles.
The cable horizontal Pallof press is a very effective functional exercise to use to strengthen your core’s ability to resist rotational or twisting forces.
The side-lying biceps bodyweight curl is a poor exercise. However, it can help you to work your biceps in the absence of dumbbells and barbells.
Targeting your obliques, the hanging windshield wiper is an advanced exercise for strengthening your core and the twisting movement pattern of your body.
Depending on whether or not you flex your waist, the decline sit-up can either target your iliopsoas or your rectus abdominis.
The high bird dog plank is an excellent whole-body functional exercise for strengthening your core and improving your balance and coordination.
Targeting your lower pectoralis major, the point of the shoulder tap push-up is to put your body off balance and force stabilizer muscles to work harder.
The weighted stability ball crunch, an isolation exercise, targets your rectus abdominis, while your internal and external obliques act as synergists.
The machine seated crunch targets your rectus abdominis. For best results, relax your waist before each rep. This will ensure full dynamic contractions.
For the twisting crunch, it’s important to fully relax your waist before each contraction to ensure that your muscles dynamically contract during each rep.
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.