Toning your gut or midsection can be tough as you don’t just work out the core but also the sides and back muscles too. Most of us do crunches, planks, and sit ups to banish excess fat in out midsection but are these exercises enough to deliver results? The good news is that there are several core workouts that you can do to tone and sculpt those flabs surrounding your core and the more challenging part is that you will be using a stability ball to train your muscles.
Here are a few moves that you can do with your stability ball to train your gut.
Side sculptor. In this exercise, you will be targeting your inner thighs as well as your obliques. Lie down on the floor with the ball between your feet. Roll towards your right hip and elbow while your left hand is placed flat on the floor behind your body. Give the ball a squeeze and lift your legs as high as you can manage. Hold this for one count then go back to your starting position. Do 12 reps before doing the same steps with the opposite side.
Basic bounce. If you are just starting to use your stability ball, you can start with the basics. The basic bounce is simple, try to bounce upwards on the ball. To start, sit on the ball with your back straight, your knees bent to 90 degrees, and your feet flat on the floor. Think of bouncing upwards so allow your feet to lift off the floor. As you bounce on the ball, move your arms forward, upward, sideway, and even backwards so that your entire body will be moving. Do this for five minutes.
Rad roll-up. This workout is designed to train your core muscles. Start by lying down on the floor on your back with your heels positioned on top of the ball and your arms extended over your head. Tighten your core muscles as you slowly roll yourself upwards until your fingertips can touch your toes. Go back to your first position by reversing your body’s movements to complete one rep. You will need to do 12 to complete the set.
Roll and twist. Here is another core workout that you can do with a stability ball. First, you will need to walk your legs out until you go into a bridge position with your upper back on top of the stability ball. Your hands should be extended above your chest with fingers clasping one another. Engage your glutes. For the twist, roll onto your right shoulders then to the center before rolling towards the left then back to the center once more. Walk your feet back in as you contract your abdominal muscles to go back to a sitting position. This completes one repetition. You will need to do 10.
These are just a few core workouts that will really challenge your abdominal muscles thanks to the stability ball. With constant practice, you will be able to melt away the fats in your midsection in no time.