Abs and Core Exercises

50 Core Exercises That Use a Ball

Get 6-pack abs with these medicine, slam and stability ball exercises.

50 Core Exercises That Use a Ball

21. Medicine Ball: Side-to-Side Wood Choppers

Start in a staggered half-lunge stance, medicine ball up overhead in both hands. Bring the ball down, straight arms, in front of you, then as you bring it back up overhead, pivot your feet so you’re facing the opposite side of the room. Chop the ball down again, and repeat.

22. Medicine Ball: Ball-to-Toes Crunches

Lie on your back, medicine ball in both hands. Extend your arms and legs up toward the ceiling, feet together. Engage through your abs to lift your shoulders up off the mat, aiming to touch the ball to your toes. Repeat.

23. Medicine Ball: V-Ups

From flat on your back, hold the ball in both hands overhead toward the floor. Simultaneously lift your arms and legs up and toward each other, meeting over your navel. Slowly lower everything back toward the floor, stopping before your lower back pops up. Repeat.

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24. Medicine Ball: Pass Bicycles

Lie on your back. Perform bicycle crunches (alternating one knee in, other leg extended), but pass the medicine ball from one hand to the other underneath the bent knee.

25. Medicine Ball: Supermans

Lie on your stomach on the floor. Holding the ball overhead, lift arms and legs up off the mat. Hold for a moment, then lower down, and repeat.

26. Medicine Ball: Toes to Wall

Lie down on your back with your head close to a wall, arms down by your sides. Holding a medicine ball between your feet, lift your legs up straight and over your head, tapping the ball on the wall behind you. Repeat.

27. Medicine Ball: Situps with Overhead Throw

Hold a medicine ball and come down to sit on the floor. Lie back and perform a situp; at the top, toss the ball overhead, catching on your way down into your next situp. Repeat.