Tag: rectus abdominis

Shoulder tap push-up

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.

Weighted stability ball crunch

The weighted stability ball crunch, an isolation exercise, targets your rectus abdominis, while your internal and external obliques act as synergists.

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.

Machine seated crunch

The machine seated crunch targets your rectus abdominis. For best results, relax your waist before each rep. This will ensure full dynamic contractions.

Twisting crunch

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.

One-leg front plank

Targeting your abs and obliques, the one-leg front plank is a unilateral bodyweight exercise useful for developing the strength and stability of your core.

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.

Standing ab wheel rollout

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.

Machine leg raise crunch

Work your rectus abdominis (the target) and internal and external obliques (the synergists) with the machine leg raise crunch, an isolation and pull exercise.

Hanging straight leg raise

The hanging straight leg raise is an isolation pull exercise that targets your iliopsoas (hip flexors), not your rectus abdominis (abs). Your abs only act as...

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