Medicine Ball Exercise for Great Abs

Wood Chop Abs I love the Medicine Ball Wood Chop for targeting the abs. It’s performed in a standing position, so it engages your entire core, including your back and hips. Plus the full, cross-body movement is an excellent way to target the obliques and the rectus abdominus. To perform the movement, stand with your knees shoulder width apart, your knees slightly bent. Hold a medicine ball with both hands so that it’s...

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Pass the Ball for Great Abs

Pass the Ball Grab the ball (or you can use a pillow if you don’t have a ball) with your hands.Start with the legs in the air and your lower back pressed down into the floor or mat. You are going to be passing the ball or pillow back and forth from your upper to lower body and reverse. Maintain control in all your movements and do not throw your body; pull your body slowly and consciously. Pull both sides of your body into the...

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Roll Away Flab for Great Abs

Washboard Without Wear Crunches shorten the rectus abdominus and depress the manubrium of the sternum resulting in a “dropped front panel”–essentially a position of exhalation. In order to maintain respiratory mechanics, the body juts the head forward and fragile neck muscles end up paying the price first. Then the eyes (which must remain level with the horizon) become strained, the mouth drops open, and the entire kinetic chain...

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Get On the Ball for Great Abs

Worried about muffin top or bulging over the sides of your bathing suit this summer? Time to grab a ball and get crunching! Side Sit-Ups on the Ball Lie sideways on a stability ball with your feet supported against the base of a wall. Only your hip should be resting on the ball, not your ribcage. Keep your knees and inner thighs squeezed together, with the bottom leg straight and the top leg bent (the top leg will be behind the bottom...

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