This simple exercise will work out your lower abs and obliques.
Getting in the Starting Position
Performing the Exercise
1Keeping your torso on the floor as still as possible, rotate your hips to the side. As you do this, bring your knees slightly towards your chest and clench the ball with your legs so that it lifts slightly off the floor as you rotate your hips. Hold that position for several seconds. Try to keep your abs contracted and the ball off the floor.
2Return slowly, with control, to the starting position. Repeat on the other side for the recommended number of repetitions.
- To make this exercise less challenging you can lift the ball to a lesser height or lower it more quickly.
- The benefits of this exercise are increased strength and flexibility in your abdominal and oblique muscles.
Things You'll Need
- Exercise ball
- Yoga mat (optional)