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.
Tag: rectus abdominis
The weighted stability ball crunch, an isolation exercise, targets your rectus abdominis, while your internal and external obliques act as synergists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work your rectus abdominis (the target) and internal and external obliques (the synergists) with the machine leg raise crunch, an isolation and pull exercise.
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...