Ab & Back Exercises
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GHD Sit-up

AKA Roman chair sit-up   The GHD sit-up is an ab and hip flexion exercise with an extended range of motion.     Execution   Set up a glute-ham bench or Roman chair to place ...
GHD Sit-up Hold

The GHD sit-up hold is a simple isometric ab exercise and a nice break from planks, which are the most boring ab exercise ever created.     Execution   Set up in a glute-ham bench ...
Half Moon

The half moon is a multiplanar exercise that’s a simple way to train several aspects of the trunk and hips.     Execution   Stand with feet about shoulder width apart with a ...
Hanging Leg Raise

AKA HLR, toes to bar   The hanging leg raise is an advanced ab and hip flexor exercise.     Execution   Hang from a pull-up bar or stall bars. Without swinging, lift straigh...
Hollow Rock

Hollow Rock   The hollow rock is a static ab exercise that can be used as some variation for the unweighted plank.     Execution   Lie on your back with your arms overhead a...
Jack Knife

The jack knife is an advanced variation of the sit-up involving the raising of both the legs and trunk; it can also be thought of as a scaled variation of the V-up.     Execution   ...
Jack Knife Crunch

The jack knife crunch is a more demanding variation of the classic crunch, and an easier variation of the jack knife.   Execution   Lie on your back and bend your knees slightly and lift...
Jefferson Curl

The Jefferson curl is a back flexion and extension exercise that can be used for preventative back strengthening and back and hip mobility.     Execution   Stand on a box or bench ...
Knees To Elbows

AKA KTE, Hanging knee raise, knee-ups   The knees to elbows is an easier variation of the hanging leg raise.   Execution   Hang from a pull-up bar or stall bars. Without swinging,...
L-Sit

The L-sit is a simple isometric hip flexor and ab exercise.     Execution   Support yourself with straight arms on a pair of parallettes or dumbbells and lift your straight legs un...
Low Windmill

The low windmill is a trunk exercise that emphasizes QL and oblique strength but removes the demand on shoulder mobility and stability of the traditional windmill.     Execution   ...
McGill Curl-up

The McGill Curl-up is an isometric trunk exercise with reinforcement of a neutral lumbar spine and pelvic floor tension.   Execution   Lie on your back and bend one knee to place that fo...
McGill Curl-up Crunch

This is a dynamic variation of the McGill Curl-up.     Execution   Lie on your back and bend one knee to place that foot flat on the floor while keeping the other leg straight. Pla...
Pallof Press

The Pallof press is an anti-rotation trunk exercise with numerous variations.     Execution   Attach a band to a rack and stand at its side with the loose end of the band held in b...
Plank

The plank is the most basic static trunk stability exercise, but is also very effective.     Execution   With the feet together and toes on the floor, and elbows bent and resting o...
Plank March

The plank march is a variation of the plank that adds anti-rotational elements of trunk and hip stability.     Execution   From a plank position, lift and reach one arm and the opp...
Plank Pull-Through

The plank pull-through is a variation of the plank that adds anti-rotational elements of trunk and hip stability.     Execution   From a plank position, lift one arm and pull a dum...
Reverse Crunch

The reverse crunch is a variation of the crunch in which the legs and hips move while the trunk is anchored.     Execution   Lie on the floor and hold a stable rack or post behind ...
Reverse Hyper

Some swear it’s magic… the rest of us just see it as a moderately useful exercise for the lower back and glutes.     Execution   If you have a reverse hyper machine, u...
Rolling Pin

The rolling pin is a combination of a hollow hold, side plank and superman hold… with some added skill.       Execution   Lie on the floor on your back and crunch into ...
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