How to use ab straps. Take grip out of the equation! Straps alleviate stress and allow athletes to hang comfortably so they can perform a wide variety of exercises targeting core muscles. Stand on a bench or box, slip each arm through the strap (allowing the tricep to rest on the padded part of the strap), then grab ahold of the fixed handle before letting legs hang loose.

From a hanging position, users have access to all sorts of different exercises, such as knee raises, L-sits, windshield wipers, and more. Add weight by holding a medicine ball or dumbbell between feet for scalable levels of resistance as skill and strength improve.