Workout Routines

Today's Workout 23: The Swiss ball circuit to carve your core

You only need one piece of equipment to melt away fat and uncover a set of six-pack abs.

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

Maybe you've noticed a Swiss ball, aka a physio ball, gathering dust in the corner of your neighborhood gym. A lot of guys look at the Swiss ball as a piece of equipment used just for stretching out before or after a workout. Some just use the Swiss ball for naps.

But after taking on this ab-defining, muscle-building circuit, you'll never look at a Swiss ball the same way again.

And while each exercise in this routine—wipers, v-ups, and plank circles—utilizes the Swiss ball differently, all three moves work to forge a strong, defined core. You'll want to be sure to add this workout to your beach-body program lineup. 

Directions

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 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

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

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Today's Workout 23 The Swiss ball circuit to carve 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
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Swiss Ball V-Up You'll need: Swiss Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

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