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Ball Exercise to Work the Abs and Triceps

Get on the Ball: Core Stability and Triceps

Looking for a two-for-one move? Try this abs and triceps variation using a stability ball! Although this is a triceps move, your abs are fully engaged to keep you balanced, allowing you to work two areas at once; feeling the burn in your entire upper body.

For directions on how to do this multitasking move, keep reading.

  • Sit on a ball holding a medium- to heavy-weight dumbbell. Walk your feet forward and slowly rest your upper back on the ball. Your feet should be hip-width distance apart and your knees over your ankles. Engage your glutes and abs to keep your hips raised so your thighs are parallel with the floor.
  • Maintain this stable position with your lower body and with a slight bend in your elbows, keep your arms raised overhead. This is the start position.
  • Exhale to fully engage your core. Slowly, lower your arms and the dumbbell toward the ball, stopping before you feel your body's alignment break. Then, with control, raise your arms back to the starting position. Don't rush through your movements. The slower you move, the more you'll feel it in your abs and arms.
  • Complete three sets of 12 to 15 reps.

Source: Megan Wolfe Photography at J+K Fitness Studio

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