Swiss Exercise Balls

stability balls to get rid of obliques

We have already mentioned that the swiss exercise ball is one of the most effective equipment for abs and love handles. Well, in this post, we are going to look at the swiss exercise balls in depth.

stability balls to get rid of obliques

From the late 1990’s these bouncy balls have taken up space in many sitting rooms, gyms and workstations. But why? Well they have been said to be great for losing love handles as well as getting you a well ripped body. In a study conducted by the Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, 14 participants were required to sit on a stability ball for a duration of one hour in their workstation as they did some computer work. At the end of the research, it was found out thatĀ  there was increased muscle activation in the thoracic erector spinae. It was however also discomfortable and therefore should not be used for long duration.

  1. Overhead Ball Squat

Here you place the swiss ball in your hands and lift it overhead for 20 to 30 times. Well, though the ball is lightweight, it still helps you with exercising your abs. If you do it for a fixed schedule, you should be able to burn calories as well as tone your abs.

2. Squat and reach out

With the ball held in your arms in front of you, bend your knees keeping your back straight but still leaning forward

Tighten your ab muscles and rotate your trunk to one side.

Go back to initial position and rotate trunk in the opposite direction.