Copenhagen Plank Exercise

Copenhagen Plank: Benefits, Variations, & Progressions for Women

Copenhagen Plank: Benefits, Variations, & Progressions for Women The Copenhagen plank is an innovative and challenging variation of the traditional plank exercise that targets not just the core muscles but also the adductors and the entire side of the body. This exercise has gained popularity in recent years for its ability to enhance core stability, improve balance, and strengthen the …

Oblique V Ups Exercise

Oblique V Up Exercise

Are you on a quest to sculpt your oblique muscles and strengthen your core? Dive into our comprehensive guide on Oblique V Ups, the ultimate core exercise. Discover how to perform this movement correctly, the targeted muscles, and the benefits it offers. Plus, get the facts on spot reduction and belly fat. Explore the key to a stronger, more toned waistline and overall core strength. Start mastering Oblique V Ups today for a more balanced, stable, and functional you!

Hanging Leg Lifts

Hanging Leg Lifts | Hanging Knee Raise

Discover the secrets to a stronger core with Hanging Leg Lifts, Knee Raises, and Hanging Crunches. Enhance your abdominal workout routine & get 6 pack abs!

Standing Crunch

Standing Crunch | Discover the standing abdominal crunch exercise for a stronger core. Learn about its benefits, follow our step-by-step guide, and understand the key muscles worked. Elevate your fitness routine today!

V-UP Exercise

V-UP Exercise

If you’re looking for an exercise that targets your abs, the V-up is a fantastic option. This exercise not only strengthens your abs but also your hip flexors and lower back. In this article, we’ll dive into the V-up exercise, including its benefits, how to perform it correctly, and modifications to make it easier or harder.

Heels To Heaven Exercise

Heels To Heaven Abdominal Exercise

The “heels to heaven” exercise, also called the “Upward Hip Thrust,” is an easy-to-do exercise that you can do anywhere, and it targets your lower abdominal muscles. It’s a great exercise to add to your workout regimen to tighten your midsection.
Equipment needed: Just a clear spot on the floor!

Stomach Vacuum Exercise | Shrink your waist with Ab Vacuums

Stomach Vacuum Exercise | Shrink your waist with Ab Vacuums Ditch ridiculous waist trainers & include the stomach vacuum exercise instead to shrink your waist! Find out how & why to do stomach vacuums or ab vacuums! In this article, I will share with you how to do the stomach vacuum exercise or ab vacuum exercise, what the benefits are …

Adding a barbell overhead during a reverse crunch introduces additional elements of difficulty and benefits to the exercise: Increased Core Engagement: Holding a barbell overhead requires you to engage your core muscles more intensely to maintain stability. The added weight challenges your abdominal muscles to work harder to control the movement and balance, which can lead to greater strength gains in the core area. Upper Body Involvement: Including a barbell overhead incorporates your upper body, specifically the shoulders and arms, into the exercise. This integration turns a reverse crunch into a more full-body workout, improving upper body strength and endurance. Enhanced Balance and Coordination: The act of stabilizing the barbell while performing the reverse crunch requires a higher level of balance and coordination. This not only engages more muscle groups but also enhances your overall body coordination and proprioception (the sense of self-movement and body position). Progressive Overload: As with any resistance training, adding weight increases the difficulty of the exercise, which is a key component of progressive overload. This principle involves gradually increasing the weight, frequency, or number of repetitions in your strength training routine to continually challenge your muscles, leading to increased strength and muscle development over time. Variety in Training: Incorporating different variations of exercises, like a reverse crunch with a barbell overhead, can prevent workout routines from becoming monotonous. This variety can keep you engaged and motivated in your fitness journey. Improved Posture and Stability: Holding a weight overhead can improve postural control and overall stability. This is beneficial not only for athletic performance but also for everyday activities. While adding a barbell overhead can enhance the effectiveness of a reverse crunch, it's important to ensure that you have the requisite core strength and stability before attempting this variation. Starting with a lighter weight and gradually increasing it as your strength improves is a safe and effective approach. As always, maintaining proper form is crucial to prevent injury and achieve the best results.

Reverse Crunches

The reverse crunch is an intermediate level variation of the popular abdominal crunch exercise. Your upper body remains on the mat as you contract your abs to draw your legs towards your chest. It exercises the full length of the rectus abdominis muscle (the six-pack muscle), getting to the deep lower abs.

Handstand Progression Training

This is the ultimate handstand progression guide to learning how to do a handstand. This video includes step by step exercise progressions for the handstand! With 5 simple steps you can work toward building the strength you need to execute a full handstand Perfect for beginners! More advanced viewers may also find this video beneficial as I share tips and secrets to balancing your handstand and for completing pirouettes.

Bench Press with Lying Leg Raise

Dumbell Bench Press with Lying Leg Raise

Many people perform bench presses or bench press variations but this exercise combo really gets your whole body into the movement.
For this bench press variation, we will use dumbells and perform the upper body exercise while simultaneously lifting your legs in the air in a lying leg raise.
This exercise variation is designed to focus on the abs and core while also training your upper body.

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Ab Ball Pike Ups – Stability Ball Pike Ups The stability ball ab pike up is sometimes referred to as ab ball pike up.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward …

Stability Ball Ab CurlIns

Ab Ball Curl Ins

Ab Ball Curl Ins – Stability Ball Ab Tuck – Stability Ball Knee Tuck The stability ball ab tuck is sometimes referred to as ab ball curl ins or Stability Ball Knee Tuck.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your …

Russian Twist Exercise

Want to learn how to do a Russian Twist? This step by step exercise demo for one of the best ab exercises for a strong & tight stomach will show you how! Unlock the benefits of Russian twists exercise for a stronger core. Learn the proper technique, engage your obliques, and enhance stability with this comprehensive guide to effective core strengthening with kettlebells, med ball (medicine ball) or dumbbells!

Upward Hip Thrusts

Upward Hip Thrusts

Online personal training client, Alexis Fourman, demonstrates the Upward Hip Thrusts for Julie Lohre’s exercise library. Upward Hip Thrusts was last modified: March 7th, 2023 by Julie Lohre