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What are the best exercises for my abs?


Updated March 04, 2005

Question: What are the best exercises for my abs?
Answer: Almost any exercise that works your abdominals is effective. However, there is a definitive study that has ranked ab exercises in accordance with how much muscle they activate. According to the study, the number one exercise is the bicycle because it gets every part of your abs--the rectus abdominis, TVA and internal/external obliques. Can't beat that with a stick!

To see all the ranked exercises, see The Best Ab Exercises.

For challenging moves using an exercise ball, visit my Core Strength page.

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