All You Need Is An Exercise Ball For This Oblique Abs Exercise
This is an abs exercise that targets the obliques.
This is an intermediate oblique abdominal exercise. To begin, sit on a mat with your knees bent and place your exercise ball between your ankles. You must apply enough inward pressure with your ankles and feet to be able to lift the ball under control.
Lie back with your head resting on the mat and your arms extended on the mat at 90 degrees to your body as shown in the first photo below.
Lying Ball Twist
Sit on a mat and place an exercise ball between your ankles. Keep your knees bent and lie down on your back with your arms extended out from your sides, palms down. Squeeze the ball and lift your legs up off the floor keeping your knees bent at a 90 degree angle.
Lower your knees down to one side to rest on the mat. Your shoulders maintain contact with the mat. If your shoulder starts to lift off the mat before your bottom leg touches the floor then stop the twist at that point.
Using your abdominal muscles inhale and bring your legs back to the center. Pause and then exhale as you lower your legs down to the opposite side. Repeat.
Always stop in the center. Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed.
|Starting position for the lying ball twist. ||Raise your legs and the ball so your thighs are vetical and your lower legs are parallel to the floor.|
|Twist your lower body first in one direction so your lead leg touches the floor. ||Raise your legs and the ball back to the vertical position and pause.|
|Now twist your lower body in the other direction so your other leg touches the floor. ||Raise your legs and the ball back to the vertical position and pause.|
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