Strength Exercises for Abs (Abdominals)

Strength exercises for abs will utilize the upper and lower abs muscles as well as the obliques muscles.

Browse through the selection of strength exercises for abs below:



Crunch (Variation A)

Crunch (Variation A)
  • Sit down on the machine's bench and hold the pad with both hands in front of your chest.

  • Tilt your upper body forward and let it slowly swing back after a short pause.

  • Breathe out while contracting your ab muscles and breathe in while returning to starting position.

Crunch (Variation B)

Crunch (Variation B)
  • Sit down on the machine's bench and grip the handles with your hands.

  • Tilt your upper body forward and let it slowly swing back after a short pause.

  • Breathe out while contracting your ab muscles and breathe in while returning to starting position.

Leg Raise on Dip Stand

Leg Raise on Dip Stand
  • Grip the support bars with your hands and extend your arms in order to lift yourself from the ground.

  • Raise your legs up until they are parallel to the ground (if you can do it) and lower them back after a short pause.

  • Keep your legs extended throughout.

Leg Raise on Dip Stand - Alternated

Leg Raise on Dip Stand - Alternated
  • Grip the support bars with your hands and extend your arms in order to lift yourself from the ground.

  • Raise one leg up until it is parallel to the ground (if you can do it) and lower it back after a short pause. Alternate legs.

  • Keep your legs extended throughout.

Leg Raise on Dip Stand - Side

Leg Raise on Dip Stand - Side
  • Climb up onto the structure by positioning your arms against the arm pads, elbows locked at 90 degree angles.

  • Raise your knees to one side until your thighs are parallel to the ground and lower them back after a short pause.

  • Breathe out while contracting your ab muscles and breathe in while returning to starting position.

Trunk Rotation

Trunk Rotation
  • Sit down on the machine, place your arms on top of the arm pads of the pivoting structure in front of you.

  • Rotate your trunk to one side and let it slowly swing back after a short pause. Alternate sides.

  • Try to keep your back straight throughout.