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Stability Ball Exercises

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   Here are some good exercises to try if you have a stability ball.  I might start to incorporate some of these exercises into my 30 Day Challenges.  These are more advanced moves, but if you have been using a stability ball you might want to try out these exercises for a challenge.  These are from Women's Health Magazine and are good for core strength and for strengthening your abs.





Get Flatter Abs -- Advanced Level Get abs with this exercise ball workout plan

Move 01

Stability Ball Reverse-Hyperextension2 0502_sball_rev_hyperext
SETS = 4 REPS = 10-12

Lie face down with your torso and hips resting on the ball, and place your hands on the floor in front of you for balance. Raise your legs so that they're even with your body. Keeping your toes turned out, squeeze your glutes and lower back to extend your straight legs up to the ceiling. Lower to the straight position, and repeat.

Quick change: Squeeze your glutes and hold for a few seconds at the top of the move for an added burn.




Move 01

Back-Rollout2

 

SETS = 4 0601_back_rollout

REPS = 10-12

   

Kneel in front of the ball and place your hands on top of it, shoulder-width apart, arms straight. Roll the ball out in front of you, keeping your core tight. The ball can roll under your forearms at this point. Roll the ball back to start.











Move 01

Swiss Ball-Twist2

 

   

 

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SETS = 4 REPS = 5

 

 

From push up position, place your shins on a stability ball so that you straddle the ball knees-to-ankles. With abs held tight, slowly roll your knees to the left, then use your obliques to roll your knees back to the start. Repeat to the other side.

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