A 20-Minute Pilates Ball Ab Workout | livestrong

Getting strong abs doesn't have to mean going to the gym or doing endless crunches. You can work those abdominal muscles with at-home Pilates exercises that range from a combination of leg stretches, chest lifting and head curl movements.

And to make your midsection really burn, Vanessa Dunn, CPT, FiTOUR advanced Pilates-certified instructor at the Heated Room in Los Angeles, California, recommends having a Pilates ball at home. Here's a 20-minute Pilates ball workout Dunn designed to be done at home any time of day. Fitness Ball

A 20-Minute Pilates Ball Ab Workout | livestrong

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Repeat the entire Extended Abs sequence on the right side.

Still lying on your back, curl your head, neck and shoulders off the mat and maintain this chest lift throughout the entire sequence.

Begin in a quadruped position: hands under shoulders and knees under hips. With your left knee bent, place the ball between your left hamstring and heel.

A 20-Minute Pilates Ball Ab Workout | livestrong

Football Training Equipment Repeat the entire sequence on the same (left) leg then switch sides (right). You will do two complete rounds on each leg.