5 Stability Ball Workouts for a Toned Core

Updated 01/08/19

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Today we’re sharing a routine that will put you on track for reaching all your goals. These yoga ball exercises for abs will leave you feeling toned and strong. Much of your strength comes from your core, so it’s important to challenge yourself when you work it. It’s actually the only muscle group that you can work out every day.

For each move below, complete three sets of 15 reps.

Rollouts

Sculpts lower abs: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and put your hands on the back edge of a yoga exercise ball. Push the ball away from your body and roll the ball out, balancing on your forearms in plank position. Using your lower abs, roll the ball back toward your body and stand up straight.

Complete 15 reps.

Pike

Sculpts core and lower abs: Place your feet on the ball with your body in plank position with your hands directly below shoulders and core engaged. Roll your toes onto the yoga exercise ball and bring your hips up. Lower your back down.

Complete 15 reps.

Crunches

Tones upper and lower abs: Lie on the yoga ball to support your back. Make sure your head is placed off the ball. Bend your knees in front of you with your feet hip-width apart for support. Place hands behind your head and slowly crunch up. Use your core, making sure to avoid pulling your neck forward as you do the exercises.

Complete 15 reps.

Mountain Climbers

Tones abs and shoulders: Begin with your hands placed firmly on the ball with your body in a plank position. Keeping your back straight and your core engaged, lift your right knee to your chest and then place it back on the ground. Repeat with your left leg.

Complete 15 reps on each side.

Twists

Sculpts your waistline: Position your body so your head and upper body are supported by the yoga ball. Extend your arms above your chest while holding a dumbbell. Twist your upper body toward one side. Return to the middle, and then roll to the other side.

Complete 15 reps on each side.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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