Stability Ball Roll Outs

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The stability ball roll-out is an intermediate core exercise that targets the abs and obliques.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Obliques

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.

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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.

Equipment Used


Picture of Stability Ball

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 roll outs - step 1

Step 1

Start in a kneeling position in front of the stability ball. Keep your hips tucked tight and knees bent at a 90 degree angle.

stability ball roll outs - step 2

Step 2

With your lower back flat and your core engaged, roll the ball outwards on to your forearms.

stability ball roll outs - step 3

Step 3

Pull your body back to the starting position and repeat the action.