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19 November 2013

Try Classic Exercises with a Stability Ball to Strengthen Your Core


Exercising with a stability ball – an oversized rubber orb designed for workouts – is an excellent way to strengthen your core muscles. A stability ball forces you to keep your balance, and this challenge works your abdominal, back and other “stabilizing” muscles.

If you’ve never used a stability ball before, be sure to start on a soft surface such as a carpet or mat. It’s also a good idea to take a group exercise class or consult a personal trainer so you can learn proper form.

ou don’t have to know a lot of fancy moves to get started. Here are a couple classic exercises you can easily adapt to the exercise ball:

-ABDOMINAL CRUNCHES. Lie back on the ball with your feet planted on floor about hip width apart. Legs should extend beyond the ball and knees should maintain a 90-degree angle. Be sure that the ball is supporting your lower back.

-SQUATS. With the ball between your back and the wall, perform squats so that the ball rolls down and back up the wall as you do.

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