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Abs Strengthening Without Hip Flexors


#1

Hi Paul and thanks for your work.
Are there preferred movements that strengthen the abs while minimising hip flexor involvement?
Would heavy compound work suffice or are there some specific exercises?


#2

The ab wheel doesn’t really have significant hip flexor involvement. Also, there’s one where you get into a plank position, then push your butt up into the air, and then go into spinal flexion to contract the abs. Lemme know if that makes sense.