This is a very common question we get:
“What are the best ab exercises I can do?”
People know that strong abs and a tight “core” are very important for overall fitness, injury-prevention, and body aesthetics. The abs, along with the lower back, protect some of the most vital organs in your body, while also assisting in nearly every movement — making them extremely important for athletes. But they are also one of the first things people look at when your shirt comes off.
And who doesn’t want a lean, flat, sexy, “fitness model” stomach or a bodybuilder’s perfect “six pack” to show off during pool season? 🙂
There are literally 100’s of different ways to work your ab muscles on your way to a strong core and pain-free back. But which abdominal exercise are really the best? If we had to choose only 2, they would be hanging leg raises and Swiss ball roll-outs because these movements provide multiple benefits beyond just working the abs (e.g. increased functional strength and great spine stretching/lengthening).