The stability ball ab pike video
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Think outside the box with your ab exercises and be on the ball instead! (...A stability ball, that is). PumpUp member tinytinne demonstrates how to do a stability ball ab pike. You're a champ: try 4 sets of 15. This will absolutely target your shoulders, your back, and especially your lower abs.
How to do the stability ball ab pike
- Begin in a plank position with your shins (or feet, if you are tiny!) resting on a stability ball.
- Keep your legs straight and raise your hips toward the ceiling as you would if you were performing a downward dog.
- With control, use the lower half of your body to draw the ball towards your arms, which should remain stable throughout the exercise
- Hold, then roll your body back to start.
Pro tip: If you don't have access to an exercise ball, perform the stability ball ab pike with paper plates. Simply place two paper plates at the bottom of your feet and, on a smooth surface, perform the pike as you would with a stability ball. Neat, huh?
Don't know where to get a stability ball? Gaiam Life has a great guide that will help you to pick one that is perfect for you.