Balancing Seated Twist with Medicine Ball
-Sit on the floor with feet firmly planted, knees bent, back straight, and hands gripping a medicine ball. Bend your elbows and tuck them in at your sides, holding the ball in front of your torso. Keeping a your back straight, lean back until you feel your abs engage. From there, carefully lift your feet off of the floor to balance. When you are in a balance position with your feet off the floor begin to twist side to side, touching the medicine ball to the floor with each twist.
Muscles Worked: Abs, Obliques, Hips
Crunches with Twist
- Lie on the floor or a mat on your back, with knees bent and hands behind head. Feet should be flat on the ground. Keep a space between your chin and chest (looking diagonal towards the ceiling).
- Don't use your hands and arms to help lift you up - use abdominal and hips.
- Lie on back, arms in a T, legs straight up, feet together, toes pointed or flexed.