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Ab Exercises

Looking for the best lower ab exercises to get those six pack abs? It’s a fact, everyone has dreamed of having rock hard abs, but few are doing the correct lower abdominal exercises to get them.

Aside from looking great, having strong abdominal muscles will increase your body’s overall control and stabilisation, allowing you to lift heavier weights and making you less susceptible to injury.

WorkoutBOX contains the best abdominal exercises that are designed to build your abs while also strengthening other parts of the body. Add these ab exercises into your weekly routine and soon you’ll start to reap the benefits – so get moving!

Ab Exercises

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Ab Muscles

Ab Exercise Muscles

45 Degree Side Crunch

Beginner
45 Degree Side Crunch
The 45 Degree Side Crunch is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal muscles. This exercise is a great way to change up your ab routine. Below you will find a video tutorial and ste 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Ab Crunch Machine

Beginner
Ab Crunch Machine
The ab crunch machine is a unique way of exercising the abdominal muscles and is good for beginners because it works the stomach muscles whilst in a seated position. If you are not used to performing ab crunch 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Alternating Heel Touches

Beginner
Alternating Heel Touches
The Alternating Heel Touch is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal muscles. This is a great exercise for everyone from beginners to advanced exercisers. Below you will find a vid 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Bent Knee Hip Raise

Beginner
Bent Knee Hip Raise
The Bent Knee Hip Raise is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal muscles. This is a great ab exercise to use if you're looking to really tone up the lower portion of the stomach.  
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Bicycle Crunch

Intermediate
Bicycle Crunch
The bicycle crunch develops strong abdominal muscles along with balance and coordination. A very challenging exercise which requires a reasonable level of core strength and balance.
Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Bicycle Crunch, Bosu

Advanced
Bicycle Crunch, Bosu
The bicycle crunch develops strong abdominal muscles along with balance and coordination. A very tough exercise and one that should be practiced on a flat gym mat before progressing to the bosu ball.
Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Bicycle Crunch, Reverse

Intermediate
Bicycle Crunch, Reverse
The Reverse Bicycle Crunch is an effective exercise for developing and strengthening the obliques. This is a tough exercise and will require a good amount of core strength and balance. Below you will find a vid 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Body Raise, Hanging

Advanced
Body Raise, Hanging
The hanging body raise is an advanced exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by hanging from a bar and lifting the full body overhead. This exercise will develop upper body & abdominal strength. Belo 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Cable Crunches

Intermediate
Cable Crunches
Cable crunches are a progression of the standard abdominal crunch exercise that help to develop further size and strength. The additional resistance and instability of the cable pulley system will really chall 
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Crunch

Beginner
Crunch
The standard abdominal crunch exercise targets the stomach muscles. The crunch is a safe and effective exercise that is great for beginners to help develop strong abdominal muscles.
Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Alternating Side, Stability Ball

Intermediate
Crunch, Alternating Side, Stability Ball
The alternating side crunch is also known as the twisting crunch or rotating crunch and is extremely effective for working the abdominal oblique muscles. Performing this exercise on a stability ball also helps  
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Crunch, Arms Overhead

Intermediate
Crunch, Arms Overhead
An even more challenging version of the standard crunch. Placing the arms out above the head increases the intensity on the abdominal muscles.
Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Double, Bench

Intermediate
Crunch, Double, Bench
The double crunch on the bench includes 2 separate movements, an abdominal crunch and the flexing of the hips. This targets the upper and lower abdominals in one exercise. The added challenge of maintaining you 
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Targets : Upper Abs View Exercise

Crunch, Elbow to Knee

Intermediate
Crunch, Elbow to Knee
This version of the crunch exercise targets the oblique’s and lower abdominals by connecting the elbow of one arm to the opposing knee. It involves several movements so it will also challenge your coordination  
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Crunch, Elevated Legs

Beginner
Crunch, Elevated Legs
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by performing a normal crunch with the legs elevated. Elevating the legs & placing the hands to the side of the head makes the exerc 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Exercise Ball

Intermediate
Crunch, Exercise Ball
Performing the standard abdominal crunch on an exercise ball works the core abdominal muscles much harder. It promotes good technique and helps to improve core stability.
Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Hands to Floor

Beginner
Crunch, Hands to Floor
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by crunching enough so that the hands move 6 inches across the ground. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Hands to Head

Beginner
Crunch, Hands to Head
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by bending the knees, placing the hands to the side of the head, performing a crunch. The movement should only occur in your abdomin 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Iron Cross

Advanced
Crunch, Iron Cross
The iron cross sit up is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending the arms and legs, then crunching one elbow to the opposite knee. Below you'll find a video guide and step by 
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Crunch, Knee Hug

Intermediate
Crunch, Knee Hug
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by executing a v sit up and hugging the knees at the top. This version of the crunch helps to develop balance and coordination. Belo 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Leg Climb

Beginner
Crunch, Leg Climb
The leg climb crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending one leg up and climbing up it while contracting the abs. It's also a great stretch for the hamstrings. Below y 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Medicine Ball, Overhead

Intermediate
Crunch, Medicine Ball, Overhead
This crunch with medicine ball is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is executed by performing a normal crunch with a medicine ball overhead for added resistance. This version further challenges  
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Side

Beginner
Crunch, Side
The Side Crunch is an effective exercise for developing and strengthening the obliques. Make sure to be conscious of your movements while performing this exercise. Below is a video tutorial and step by step ins 
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Crunch, Stability Ball, Reach and Pass

Intermediate
Crunch, Stability Ball, Reach and Pass
A big variation on the standard crunch. The crunch with stability ball reach and pass really targets the core abdominal muscles and is great for improving balance and coordination. It involves passing a stabili 
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Targets : Upper Abs View Exercise

Crunch, Static Hold

Beginner
Crunch, Static Hold
The Static Hold Crunch is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominals. If you are finding regular crunches too easy, this exercise will make you feel the burn. Below you will find a vi 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunch, Straight Leg

Beginner
Crunch, Straight Leg
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by executing a normal crunch with the legs extended. This position really helps to promote good technique & focus on the abdominals. 
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Crunch, Toe Touches, Alternating

Intermediate
Crunch, Toe Touches, Alternating
The alternating toe touch crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending legs up and reaching for the toes, contracting the abs. Alternating the move increases the time of 
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Crunch, Toe Touches, Lying

Intermediate
Crunch, Toe Touches, Lying
The toe touch crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending legs up and reaching for the toes, contracting the abs. This also stretches the hamstrings and is a good isome 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Crunches, Reverse

Intermediate
Crunches, Reverse
The reverse crunch is a good alternative to the standard crunch, instead of crunching your upper body towards your legs, you crunch the legs up towards your chest and your upper body remains stationary. This ex 
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Targets : Upper Abs View Exercise

Dead Bug

Beginner
Dead Bug
The dead bug exercise is aptly named because it imitates the actions of a dying bug. Apart from the name it's a great exercise for working the whole abdominal region. Dead bugs also improve coordination of move 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Decline Crunch with Press, Barbell

Advanced
Decline Crunch with Press, Barbell
The Decline Crunch with a Barbell Press is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal and shoulder muscles. Make sure to watch your form, as you will be performing simultaneous movemen 
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Frog Sit Ups

Beginner
Frog Sit Ups
Frog Sit Ups are an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal muscles. This exercise is a great alternative to change up your ab routine. Below you will find a video tutorial and step by 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Full Crunch, Medicine Ball

Intermediate
Full Crunch, Medicine Ball
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by executing a normal crunch, keeping the hands with the med ball constantly directly overhead. Below you'll find a video guide and  
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Gorilla Chin Crunch

Advanced
Gorilla Chin Crunch
The Gorilla Chin Crunch is an effective exercise for strengthening the abdominal and back muscles. This is a very tough exercise that should be done by only advanced lifters. Below you will find a video tutoria 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Leg Lift, Knee Hug

Beginner
Leg Lift, Knee Hug
The Knee Hug Leg Lift is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal muscles. Make sure to extend your legs all the way and then hug your legs as you bring them up to your chest. Below  
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Leg Raises, Bent Knee

Intermediate
Leg Raises, Bent Knee
Using a Roman Chair to perform bent knee leg raises increases the load on the lower abdominals and hip flexors. It also hits the obliques and the front and outer thighs. A less challenging option to this exerci 
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Leg Raises, Bent Knee, Twisting

Intermediate
Leg Raises, Bent Knee, Twisting
The bent knee twisting leg raise is a progression from the standard knee leg raise exercise. The trunk twist or rotation creates an additional challenge for the obliques and helps to develop coordination.
Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Leg Raises, Hanging

Advanced
Leg Raises, Hanging
Hanging leg raises require a considerable amount of strength in the arms, shoulders and core abdominals. However if you can master the technique of this exercise you will experience considerable strength gains  
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Leg Raises, Lying

Beginner
Leg Raises, Lying
The lying leg raise works all the major abdominal muscles, obliques, hip flexors and also the front of the thighs. It helps to develop a strong midsection along with balance and coordination.
Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Leg Raises, Roman Chair

Intermediate
Leg Raises, Roman Chair
If you really want an intense exercise for the lower abdominals then straight leg raises in a roman chair are the ones to do. They will work the lower abs really hard along with the upper abs and oblique's and  
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Leg Raises, Weighted, Lying

Advanced
Leg Raises, Weighted, Lying
The lying cable leg raise targets the abdominals and obliques and also the hip flexors. The added weight will increase strength and the use of the cable helps to develop core stability, strength and coordinatio 
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Leg Tucks, Seated, Bench

Advanced
Leg Tucks, Seated, Bench
The Seated Bench Leg Tucks are an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abs. The goal of the exercise is not to complete a high quantity of repetitions but rather complete high quality repetit 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Mountain Climbers

Intermediate
Mountain Climbers
The mountain climber is an effective exercise for developing the legs and core, and is performed by switching the position of the legs while in a plank pose. The prone mountain climber exercise is a classic mov 
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Oblique Stretch, Standing

Beginner
Oblique Stretch, Standing
The Standing Oblique Stretch targets the oblique muscles. Perform this stretch after your ab workout to relieve tight muscles and help maintain flexibility. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step inst 
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Plank, Elbow

Intermediate
Plank, Elbow
The elbow plank is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by holding a plank pose for a prolonged period. If your goal is to achieve six pack abs, then the plank exercise is definitely  
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Russian Twist

Advanced
Russian Twist
The Russian twist is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by rotating the body from side to side with the body in a v position. The Russian twist exercise will improve core strength, s 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Russian Twist, Dumbbell

Advanced
Russian Twist, Dumbbell
The Russian twist with dumbbell is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by rotating the body from side to side with the body in a v position. Using a dumbbell adds more resistance to t 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Russian Twist, Medicine Ball

Advanced
Russian Twist, Medicine Ball
This Russian twist is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by rotating the body from side to side with the body in a v position. It comprises of multiple movements and requires good ba 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Scissor Kick, Up and Down

Advanced
Scissor Kick, Up and Down
The Up and Down Scissor Kick is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the abdominal muscles. This is a difficult exercise, so make sure you can perform this exercise for a couple minutes. Below 
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Targets : Abdominals View Exercise

Side Bends, Dumbbell

Beginner
Side Bends, Dumbbell
The Dumbbell Side Bend is an effective exercise for strengthening and developing the oblique muscles. Be sure to control the dumbbell as you move through this exercise. Below you will find a video tutorial and  
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Side Bends, Lying

Beginner
Side Bends, Lying
Lying side bends really target the internal and external obliques. If you want to build a good set of abdominals then you need to work the obliques on a regular basis. This exercise will also help to improve co 
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Targets : Obliques View Exercise

Sit Up, Bench, Declined

Intermediate
Sit Up, Bench, Declined
The declined sit up works the abdominals hard because you have the added challenge of overcoming gravity. It targets the whole abdominal region but focuses mainly on the lower abdominals.
Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

Stability Ball, Jack Knife with Push Up

Advanced
Stability Ball, Jack Knife with Push Up
The stability ball jack knife with push up is not for beginners. It’s an exercise that incorporates multiple joint movements and requires great skill and balance to perform correctly. It targets the core abdomi 
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

V Sit Up, Double Up

Advanced
V Sit Up, Double Up
The double up v sit up is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending the arms and legs, then crunching up to bring them all together twice. This is a combination crunch exercise 
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V Sit Ups

Intermediate
V Sit Ups
The v sit up is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending the arms and legs, then crunching up to bring them all together. It can be quite challenging for beginners as it requ 
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Targets : Lower Abs View Exercise

X Sit Ups

Advanced
X Sit Ups
The x sit up is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by extending the arms and legs, then crunching up to bring them all together. This exercise requires very good balance, coordinatio 
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