I found an 8-pound medicine ball for $10 at TJMaxx last week. Itís a handy thing to keep around the house for impromptu workouts like this one. Yeah, you can workout your entire body with an 8-pound ball. Today weíll work on abs.
Balanced Oblique Twist Ė Start seated with knees bent pointing up. If you can, lift feet off the ground and balance on your tailbone. If this is too difficult keep your feet on the ground. Holding the ball in both hands at chest level, twist at the waist until you are facing the wall. Move to the other side. Thatís 1 rep. Repeat 20 times (so thatís 20x on each side, 40 total).
Weighted Crunches Ė Lay back with feet in and knees pointing toward the ceiling (like a normal sit up position. Both hands should hold the ball just above your head. Crunch up so that shoulders are off the floor. Repeat 20 times.
Lower Ab Lift Ė Lying on your back with knees pointing to the ceiling and feet off the ground, place the ball between your knees. Slowly lower legs down but donít let feet touch the ground. Repeat 20 times.
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