Bosu Ball Crunches with the Feet Up: Tummy Toning Exercises and Tummy Exercises That Work
This site has pictures and instructions of all the best tummy exercises that work your stomach muscles.
This page shows you a challenging exercise on a bosu ball that can help to tone your tummy and strengthen your stomach muscles.
The bosu ball challenges your muscles a little more than the floor because it is unstable. You also get more range of motion because of the contour of the bosu ball.
Bosu Ball Tummy Toning Exercises
This is a really challenging stomach exercise, and just balancing on the bosu ball is very hard work for the stomach muscles.
Don't get frustrated if you can't do more than 5 at a time, just keep practicing and build up your strength and coordination.
Starting Position: Begin by centering your back on top of the dome side of the bosu ball. Lift your feet off the floor and place your hands behind your head.
Form: Exhale and crunch your upper body up towards your knees. Hold for a brief second and then slowly lower to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: The initial positioning is the key to this exercise. If your hips are too far off the ball you will tip towards your feet, and if your hips are too far on the ball your body will tip towards your head.
It's okay to touch your feet down if you lose your balance. Just move back into the starting position and continue the set.
In the beginning try to perform 5-10 reps, and as you get stronger aim for 10-25 repetitions per set.
If you master this stomach exercise and want a greater challenge try oblique crunches on a bosu ball with the feet up or bicycle crunches on the bosu ball with the feet up.
The bosu ball is a great tool, and this is just one of many bosu ball stomach exercises
But remember that tummy exercises and tummy toning exercises are only a part of getting a smaller waist and trimming down your tummy.
If you want to slim down your tummy, you will have to lose weight and body fat through increased activity and better eating habits.
Read my article on the #1 waist and stomach exercise myth.
Learn how weight training can speed up metabolism and learn how aerobic exercise can help you burn fat.
Visit the Picture Directory of Ab and Tummy Exercises to learn more of the best stomach exercises.
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