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Get on the Ball: Ab Twist

Looking for a great exercise to work your abs without straining your neck? Try this move on an exercise ball. It'll also work your glutes and thighs.

  • Place your upper back on the ball, feet about a foot apart, with your heels underneath your knees to help you stay balanced.
  • Straighten your arms up above your chest, and touch your palms together. Engage your abs and press your pelvis up so your thighs and belly are in one straight line.
  • As you exhale, slowly rotate your torso with control allowing your arms to follow the motion until they are parallel with the floor. Your bottom shoulder will be touching the ball.
  • Then as you inhale, return to your starting position, bringing your torso back to the center and your arms pointing straight up. Exhale and rotate to the other side. Be sure to keep your abs, glutes, and thighs engaged the entire time.
  • Repeat so you do a total of 30 on each side.
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crazyfit crazyfit 7 years
This is a good exercise. I like to hold an 8 lb medicine ball to add to its effectiveness.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I'll have to try this...
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm going to try this one to see if it really DOES burn those abs. I love almost any exercise using a Swiss ball.
randomname12345 randomname12345 7 years
This looks like a great exercise. I can feel the burn already!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Looks like fun.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
Looks doable, but how effective??
rpenner rpenner 7 years
oh i like this!
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