Category Archive for "Ab Exercises"

Jack Knife Sit Up

Lie flat on the floor with your arms extended over your head and your legs extended in front of you. Lift your legs as you lift your arms and bend at your waist. Lift your shoulder blades off the ground…

Hanging Leg Raise

Begin by hanging from a pull up bar with a comfortable grip. Squeeze your abdominal muscles and raise your legs until they are parallel with the floor. Keep your legs as straight as you can throughout the entire movement.Your torso…

Hanging Knee Raise

Grip a pull up bar and allow your body to hang with your feet off the floor. Next, bring your knees towards your chest as far as you can. Squeeze your abs at the top and then lower your knees…

Floor Crunch

Lay on the floor with your legs on a bench, or with your feet on the ground and knees slightly bent. Tuck your chin into your chest, and crunch up, concentrating on contracting your abs. A good visual is to…

Dumbbell Side Bends

Stand holding a dumbbell in one hand. Place your feet in a shoulder width position, and bend your knees slightly. Slowly lower the dumbbell so that it is a bit above the knee. From that position, pull yourself back upright…

Decline Situps

Sit on a decline bench with your legs secured under the foot pads. Lower yourself to the starting position. Place your hands behind your head, or keep your arms in a natural position in front of your torso, and sit…

Cable Crunch

Use a rope attachment for this exercise. Grabbing the ends of the rope with both hands, kneel leaving enough room between you and the cable machine to perform a crunching motion. Place your hands around ear/eye level, and with your…