You don’t need a lot of equipment to get a flat stomach – an exercise ball is all you need! Here are three exercises you can do with an exercise ball to help flatten your stomach:
- Seated Russian Twist: Sit on the ball with your feet flat on the ground and shoulder-width apart. Hold your hands together in front of your chest and twist from side to side, keeping your back straight.
- Pilates Scissors: Lie down on the floor with the exercise ball at your feet. Place both hands behind your head and lift both legs into the air, crossing one leg over the other. Bring each leg back down to meet the other before lifting them back up again – make sure you keep control of the movement and don’t let momentum carry you too far!
- Reverse Crunch: Lie face-up on top of an exercise ball, holding onto its sides for support (you can also place your palms flat on top of it). Bring both knees in towards your chest then slowly lower them towards (but not past)the floor as you exhale; pause for a second before reversing this motion by pressing your hips away from the tabletop position as you inhale