Stability Ball Knee Tuck

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The stability ball knee tuck is a beginner core exercise. This exercise targets the lower abs but also helps to strengthen the obliques and upper abs.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

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Obliques

Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Equipment Used


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Stability Ball

A stability or exercise ball is a ball constructed of soft elastic and filled with air until firm.Most stability balls range from a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches).

Exercise Instructions


stability ball knee tuck - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up position with your feet up on the ball. Make sure that you engage your core and raise your hips so your back is flat before you begin.

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Step 2

Keep your back flat and try not to raise you hips as you draw your knees into your chest.

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Step 3

Extend both legs back out to the starting position and repeat.