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How to Do the Ball Pass Ab Exercise

No Crunching Required: Ball-Pass Ab Exercise

Kick your abs into gear with this effective exercise — no crunching required! Grab an exercise ball and watch this short video to learn the move. The ball-pass exercise works your abdominals as they stabilize the torso against the weight of your arms and legs moving away from your center. Try it!

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Hi. I'm Zelana from FitSugar and if you're getting bored with your crunches, grab an exercise ball and try this move called ball pass that works your abs and since you're holding the ball with your legs, you're working your inner thighs too. You want to start lying on your back. Grab the ball, extend your arms and legs toward the ceiling and on an exhale, reach your arms and legs away from each other. On an inhale, bring them back up with the ball between your legs, squeeze your inner thighs to engage them. Now, the easiest way to cheat and essentially called injury. It's by arching your back. Make sure your back is flushed to the floor the entire time. This not only works your core, but it also protects your spine. If you're really finding it difficult to keep your back on the floor, bend your knee and this will make it a little bit easier and there you have it. Try about 10 wraps. Now, remember, wearing shoes won't increase the difficulty because it adds weight. If you're finding this challenging, try to go barefoot. Thanks for watching FitSugarTV.

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Amy3145567 Amy3145567 3 years
I get bored quite easily with my ab routine - this is a great way to switch it up!
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