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  • Speed Hanging Side Twist Obliques

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    The twist-and-lift of this hanging exercise makes you use your obliques to fight gravity as you bring your knees and feet upward in opposing directions.

  • Stability Ball Rollout

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    Tired of crunches? Do them upside down. Just roll a stability ball slowly away and then back toward you for a great abs workout.

  • Medicine Ball Situps on Stability Ball

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    The addition of the medicine ball to the stability ball sit-up ups the ante by adding additional weight that your abs need to lift.

  • Hand to Feet Stability Ball Pass

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    This Pilates-based exercise will help strengthen your core and train your balance and coordination.

  • Stability Ball Knee Tucks

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    Knee tucks are more than an abs cruncher. The use of the stability ball trains your abs to have a greater degree of stability and control, while also improving your shoulder stability and endurance.

  • Stability Ball Skiers

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    Keep your movement controlled through this ab exercise and you'll see results.

  • Stability ball crunches

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    Doing crunches on the stability ball allows you to work your abs with a wider range of motion.

  • Stability ball center and oblique situps

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    These center and oblique situps are staples of stability ball abs workouts, providing excellent muscle isolation

  • Saxon Bends

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    Working your abs requires stretching them—here you contract one side as you stretch the other.

  • Leg Swings

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    This classic floor exercise gives a tough workout to your abdominal muscles, with a particular focus on your lower abs.

  • Speed Stability Ball Knee Tucks

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    For this variation on this challenging abs cruncher, you'll do the knee tucks with controlled speed, increasing the difficulty level.

  • Speed Hand-to-Feet Stability Ball Pass

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    This Pilates-based exercise will help strengthen your core and train your balance and coordination. Add speed to the mix for increased difficulty.

  • Alternate Power Stability Ball Pike and Knee Tucks

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    Pikes and knees over a stability ball target the entire abdominal muscle, both low and high.

  • Real Hanging Alternate Twisting Knee Tucks

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    Add a tough twist to your abs routine with twisting knee tucks. You'll hang from your hands and swinging your bent legs from side to side, using your abs to lift.

  • High Bar Alternate Knee Cross-ups

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    Give your oblique abdominals an intense workout as you lift up from a hanging position and touch your knees to your elbows.

  • Power Hang Knee Tucks

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    You'll need all the strength in your abs and upper body to do hang knee tucks. For this variation, you'll lift with power and speed.

  • Hang Knee Tucks

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    Hang knee tucks are tough. You'll need all the strength in your upper body to bring your knees up over your head in a tuck, and even more to lower them back down.

  • V Situps with Heels on Wall and Legs Straight

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    For a power abdominal workout, try a V Sit-up. With a wall to provide leg support, you can reach higher and push your abs harder.

  • Hanging Leg Raises

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    Hanging leg raises isolate and work your lower abs mercilessly. Focus on form to keep the work down low where it belongs.

  • Cable Russian Twists

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    Strengthen your core with a series of diagonal and horizontal chops, all resisted by a cable or tubes.

  • Stability Ball Elbow Rollouts

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    Stability ball elbow rollouts are not only about how far you can move the stability ball; instead, they test your ability to control that rolling motion, and reverse its direction, without falling off the ball or grabbing with your legs.

  • Weighted Stability Ball Crunches

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    Doing crunches on the stability ball works your abs with a wider range of motion; adding a weight plate behind your head increases intensity across that wider range of motion.

  • Knee Tuck Floor Crunch

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    Knee crunches work your upper and lower abdominals together, developing them in balance.

  • Drywater Freestyle Kicks on Back

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    For this great abs exercise, you'll hold your shoulders and legs off the floor while you do flutter kicks for 60 seconds.

  • Speed Leg Swings

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    For this variation on the classic lower abs exercise, you'll focus on controlled speed and power as you lift and lower your legs.

  • Medicine Ball V-Hold Crossover

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    Train your abs and entire core as you move the weight of a medicine ball from side to side while holding your body piked in a core-busting 45-degree V position.

  • Flat Bench Leg Lifts

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    The flat bench leg lifts exercise hits the lower abdominals directly for an excellent isolated workout.

  • Single Dumbbell Toe Tap Abs

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    A variation on the standard toe tap, this version adds the weight of the dumbbell to further challenge your abs.

  • Full Situps (With or Without Dumbbells)

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    The popularity of the crunch has meant the death of the full situp in many workout routines. The truth of the matter is that the full situp is a significantly harder exercise than the crunch.

  • Decline Bench Slow Roll-up Abs

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    Decline abs work against gravity, with a vengeance. Not only is your head lower than your hips for this exercise, but you'll also have to go slowly on the up and the down.

  • Decline Situps

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    Decline sit-ups intensify the battle between your abs and gravity by putting your shoulders below the horizontal.

  • BOSU Single-Leg Taps

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    This variation of the single leg tap abs exercise uses the BOSU ball to add additional levels of stomach-crunching difficulty.

  • BOSU Obliques

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    Use the BOSU ball to elevate your upper body as you do an oblique side crunch.

  • Landmines

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    Landmines offer a full body workout that tests your obliques, legs, and shoulder muscles.

  • Single Medicine Ball On the Shelf Crunches

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    To do these crunches, you alternate holding the ball in your hands and with your legs to push both your upper and lower abs to the limit.

  • Seated V Hold (Feet off Floor) with Twisting Medicine Ball Floor Bounces

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    Rather than lifting your legs or shoulders, this abs exercise keeps your center still while you add the weight of a medicine ball and a turning motion to build core strength.

  • Flat-Leg Medicine Ball Sit-up

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    Medicine ball sit-ups ensure your abs work doubly hard, as they lift not just the weight of your upper body but the weight of the ball.

  • Speed Full Situps

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    The full situp is a great workout for the upper abdominals. For this variation on the standard, you'll focus on controlled power and speed throughout the entire set.

  • Flip Turn Abs with Jumps

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    This explosive exercise works you in every direction, combining an abs-crunching reverse tuck to squatted tuck with an explosive vertical jump for leg speed and power.

  • On-Side V Toe Tap Obliques

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    For this oblique buster, you'll lift your legs up to meet your arms in a V while lying on your side.

  • Hold Plank with Cross-Kick Under

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    This core-busting exercise starts with a basic plank position and then attacks it from both ends by asking you to bring your foot up to meet your opposite hand.

  • Side Pillar Hip Lifts

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    Many people neglect the obliques in their quest for strong center abdominals. Side pillar hip lifts address that by working out your right and left sides individually.

  • Floor crunches

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    A well-executed crunch works the center abs muscles and lower abs muscles in particular; a poorly executed crunch strains the neck and does little for the abs.

  • Floor Crunch

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    The crunch is the classic abdominal exercise—and it really works, but only if you do it correctly.

  • Floor leg raises

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    The floor leg raise is one of the great abs exercises, isolating the lower abs in a slow torture fest that builds great abdominal strength.

  • Stability Ball Push-ups and Knee Tucks

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    The stability ball push-up and knee tucks is a two-in-one workout that focuses on your chest and abs while simultaneously improving overall core muscle strength, balance, and concentration.

  • Hold Plank with Single Dumbbell Kickbacks

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    By maintaining a plank position, you'll strengthen your abs and at the same time work your triceps.

  • Single-Arm Dumbbell Squats

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    For the single-arm dumbbell squat, you'll train your major leg muscle groups but also your abdominal obliques as you engage them to counterbalance the weight held in one hand and keep you upright as you descend into the squat.

  • Boxing: Full Sit-Ups with Dumbbells and Alternate Cross Punches

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    The combination sit-up and cross punch exercise works the abs and the shoulders.

  • Rocker Side Lunges and Cable Woodchops

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    Full-body exercise using a cable machine, a lunge, and a chopping motion. It's why lumberjacks have great bodies.