Workout Routines

Today's Workout 125: The Swiss ball workout to pound your core

You'll grab a Swiss ball and a set of dumbbells to primarily work your abs, but also your legs and shoulders, too.

Man Does Swiss Ball Plank Circle Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

While this workout is guaranteed to pound your core (and any extra stubborn belly fat) into submission, it'll also work to strengthen your legs and shoulders, as well.

Crush between five and 10 rounds of Swiss ball wipers, clean and presses, and Swiss ball circles in just 30 minutes to exhaust and sharpen the muscles in your entire upper body.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for five to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more upper-body work:

Check out our favorite 25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time, our four ultra-high-intensity circuit workouts to incinerate your belly fat, and our 10 upper-body moves that build your core.

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Today's Workout 125 The Swiss ball workout to pound your core (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Swiss Ball Wipers You'll need: Swiss Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Clean and Press You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Swiss Ball Plank Circle You'll need: Swiss Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest