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Ab Exercise With Exercise Ball

Get on the Ball: Ab Rollover

Using an exercise ball is a great way to strengthen your core. Here's a fun, effective exercise you can add to your routine that will work your middle. And because you're squeezing the ball with your feet, you'll also get a killer workout for your inner thighs.

Music: "Saint Agnes and the Burning Train" by Sting

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  • Lie on your back, holding an exercise ball between your feet. Place your arms by the sides of your body, palms facing down. Lift the ball so it's a few inches above the floor. Really pull your abs to your spine, rounding your low back into the floor. This is the start position.
  • On an inhale, lift the ball into the air, and lift your hips off the floor, bringing your legs over your face so the ball is above your head.
  • As you exhale, pull your navel to your spine as lower your hips and legs toward the floor, rolling through your spine one vertebra at a time, coming back to the start position. This counts as one rep. Complete three sets of 10 to 12 reps.

This is a nice stretch for the back. If you hate ab work, just tell yourself you're doing an elaborate stretch for your spine.

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