by Matt Biss Jan 15, 2014
A chiseled six-pack is like your very own fitness billboard. It shows the world that you're dedicated to the fit lifestyle and aren't afraid of hard work. But your abs aren't just for show. As part of your core, the various abdominal muscles play many important roles and are involved in nearly every exercise.
The Bodybuilding.com Exercise Database hosts video demonstrations of hundreds of exercises with top models from the industry. It's a great place to learn technique, form, and research new movements. Below are the top 10 abdominal exercises, as rated by our users, with an explanation of each.
1. LANDMINE 180, RATING 9.5
2. SPIDER CRAWL, RATING 9.4
3. ONE-ARM HIGH-PULLEY CABLE SIDE BEND, RATING 9.3
4. 3/4 SIT-UP, RATING 9.2
5. PLANK, RATING 9.2
6. SLEDGEHAMMER SWINGS, RATING 9.2
7. AB ROLLER, RATING 9.1
8. BOTTOMS UP, RATING 9.1
9. CROSS-BODY CRUNCH, RATING 9.1
10. DECLINE REVERSE CRUNCH, RATING 9.1
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Matt is the Training and Nutrition Specialist for Bodybuilding.com. He has studied Exercise Science and is a competitive strength athlete.