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How to Strengthen the Abs and Thighs

Get on the Ball: V Thigh Twists

Women are always asking me about exercises that will tone their abs and thighs, so here's an amazing move that'll target those two areas at the same time. It may take a little practice to get the coordination down, but once you do, your belly and legs will be burning in no time.

Grab an exercise ball and


  • Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Keep an exercise ball in place between your knees, as you lower down onto your elbows.
  • Pick up the ball with your feet, and extend your legs out so your body is in a V-position, with both feet parallel. The lower your legs are, the harder your abs will work. Keep your abs and back working so your torso stays stable and doesn't sag toward the ground.
  • Begin to slowly scissor your legs, bringing your right foot forward, and your left foot back, rotating the ball a quarter turn to the left. Then switch positions, drawing your left foot forward and your right foot back.
  • This counts as one repetition. Complete three sets of 12 to 15 reps.
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Spectra Spectra 5 years
I will so be trying this tonight with my resistance ball. Yowch!
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