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Get on the Ball: Abdominal Twist

I love using an exercise ball to tone my middle. The Bicycle Crunch is a great move, but if you're looking for a new one to try, here's one called Abdominal Twist. It's similar but targets your lower abs and obliques. It's one of my favorites to do while watching TV.


To see how to do this move, read more.

  • Stand in front of an exercise ball. Hold the ball with one hand (so it doesn't roll away) and lie down. Bend your knees and straddle the ball with your legs. Extend your arms next to the sides of your body with your palms facing down. Lift your feet off the ground so your toes are pointing up toward the sky, and gently squeeze either side of the ball to keep it in place.
  • Before starting the exercise, draw your naval toward your spine to engage your abs. Then slowly rotate both knees to the right. Then come back to center, and rotate both knees to the left, and then come back to the center. This is one repetition.
  • Complete three sets of 15 to 20 reps.
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