Lower Ab Exercises on the Bosu Ball
#2 Lower Ab Exercise: Leg Raises on a Bosu Ball
Starting Position: Begin by lying with your hips directly on top of the Bosu Ball and extend your legs straight in the air.
Form: Exhale and slowly lower your legs until they are in a straight line with the rest of your body.
Personal Trainer Tips: Be mindful of your lower back position. It is important to keep your abdominal muscles engaged so that your back does not arch excessively.
If you feel your lower back arching as you lower your legs, stop at that point and return back to the starting position.
If this exercise is too difficult, stick with the marching are try lower ab crunches on the bosu ball. Lower ab crunches are an easier bent knee version of leg raises.
#3 Lower Ab Exercise: Flutter Kicks on the Bosu Ball
Starting Position: Begin by lying with your hips on top of the Bosu Ball. Extend your legs out to about 45 degrees.
Form: Maintain your pelvic and lower back position and alternate straight leg kicks. Move in a controlled and rhythmic fashion. Perform 15-25 kicks on each side.
Personal Trainer Tips: Maintaining the correct lower back position is really important. Use your abdominal muscles to keep your lower back from arching excessively.
Above are 3 great lower ab exercises on the Bosu Ball. In all of the exercises, it is important to maintain your lower back position and move in a slow and controlled fashion.
If you don't have access to a Bosu Ball, visit the Directory of Abdominal Exercises to learn all the other ab exercises on this site.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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