1 Leg Stability Ball Roll-Ins: Lower Abdominal Muscle Exercises for Lower Ab Workouts
Some of the best lower abdominal muscle exercises utilize the stability ball. There are many great stability ball exercises you can include in your lower ab workouts.
The stability ball has become a popular core and abdominal exercise tool. Because it's unstable it will make your core and abdominal muscles work much harder during certain exercises.
When the legs move, the lower abs are engaged slightly more than when the legs don't move during an abdominal exercises. This page has pictures of an advanced abdominal exercise using the stability ball.
1 Leg Stability Ball Roll-Ins
Starting Position: Begin by rolling out onto a stability ball until your feet are on top of the ball and your hands are underneath your shoulders in the push up position.
Lift 1 leg slightly off the stability ball.
Form: While keeping your abdominal muscles engaged, bring one knee in towards your chest. Hold just for a brief second and then return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: This is an advanced ab exercise, you should first master crunches on the ball, the plank, push ups, and roll-ins with 2 legs.
Be very mindful of the position of your lower back during this exercise, and move in a slow and controlled manner.
If this exercise gets easy, you can add 1 leg piques to your lower ab workouts.
To learn more about the lower abs, read the page on the physiology of lower abdominal muscle exercises.
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