Ball Exercises for Abs (Abdominals)

Ball exercises for abs focus on the upper and lower abs muscles as well as the obliques.

Browse through the list of ball exercises for abs below:

Ball Crunch

Ball Crunch
  • Lie on your lower back on the exercise ball and place your hands behind your ears.

  • Roll your shoulder blades up and lower yourself back down after a short pause.

  • To avoid straining your neck, look straight up instead of looking at your knees.

Ball Crunch - Legs Elevated

Ball Crunch - Legs Elevated
  • Lie on your back, calves on top of the exercise ball and arms across your chest.

  • Roll your shoulder blades up and lower yourself back down after a short pause.

  • To avoid straining your neck, look straight up instead of looking at your knees.

Ball Reverse Crunch

Ball Reverse Crunch
  • Lie on your back, calves and hamstrings pressed against the exercise ball and arms spread out.

  • Squeeze the ball with your legs and roll your knees towards your chest then roll back down after a short pause.

  • To avoid straining your neck, look straight up instead of looking at your knees.

Ball Side Crunch

Ball Side Crunch
  • Lie on your side against the exercise ball, arms across your chest, legs extended and feet wide apart to give you balance.

  • Raise your upper body up from the ball and lower it back down after a short pause. Alternate sides after each completed set.

  • Breathe out while contracting your ab muscles and breathe in while returning to starting position.

Ball Sit-Up

Ball Sit-Up
  • Lie on your lower back on the exercise ball and place your hands behind your ears.

  • Raise your upper body up from the ball and lower it back down after a short pause.

  • Breathe out while contracting your ab muscles and breathe in while returning to starting position.

Ball Jacknife

Ball Jacknife
  • Place your ankles on top of the exercise ball, legs extended, chest facing the floor and extend your arms to lift you from the floor.

  • Keeping your weight on your extended arms, roll the ball in by bending your knees and hips and extend your legs back after a short pause.

  • Breathe out while rolling the ball in and breathe in while returning to starting position.

Ball Ab Rollout

Ball Ab Rollout
  • Lie on your knees, place your hands on top of the exercise ball in front of you, arms extended and back straight.

  • Keeping your back and arms extended, roll on top of the ball until your upper arms are pressed against it and pull yourself back up after a short pause.

  • Keep your arms extended and your back straight throughout.

Ball Table Top

Ball Table Top
  • Lie on your knees, place your forearms on top of the exercise ball in front of you, elbows at 90 degree angles and back straight.

  • Raise your knees from the floor by rolling forward on the ball until your legs are fully extended and return back after a short pause.

  • Keep your back straight throughout.

Ball Bridge T Fall-Off

Ball Bridge T Fall-Off
  • Lie on your shoulder blades on top of the exercise ball, knees at 90 degree angles, back straight and extend your arms out to keep balance.

  • Roll off the ball slightly to one side and return back after a short pause. Alternate sides between each repetitions.

  • Keep your back straight throughout.

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