Tag: rectus abdominis

Frog crunch

The frog crunch helps to isolate the rectus abdominis and obliques by reducing the contribution of the hip flexors.

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.

Decline crunch

The decline crunch is an isolated pull exercise that targets your rectus abdominis. Your internal and external obliques act as synergists.

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.

Cable horizontal Pallof press

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.

Side-lying biceps bodyweight curl

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.

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.

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