How to Lose Belly Fat With a Stability Ball

A stability ball is a simple tool that can tone the belly and cultivate core strength, providing your abdominals and surrounding areas with a varied workout. The presence of belly fat usually means a weak core center. And so, it is essential to not only strengthen the lower core or belly area, but also the muscles that provide stability to this region: the hips, spine and chest, according to MayoClinic.com. To build muscle, keep fat away, and enjoy some recovery time, move through this abdominal strengthening series three times a week. Start with three sets and 10 reps of each exercise. Gradually increase your set and rep amount as you become stronger.

Stability Ball Pushups

Step 1
Bring the laces of your shoes onto the stability ball.

Step 2
Walk your hands out in front of you enough that your spine is straight and in an extended plank pose.

Step 3
Lower your chest down to your elbows and press back up.

V-Ups

Step 1
Bring your laces back to the stability ball and walk your hands out to your plank pose.

Step 2
Engage your core muscles to lift your hips skyward as you breathe in.

Step 3
Lengthen back to your plank pose as you breathe out.

Ball Between Feet/Legs to the sky

Step 1
Lie flat on your back with your legs toward the sky.

Step 2
Bring the stability ball between your feet and actively press the legs in toward one another, squeezing the stability ball.

Step 3
Lengthen the legs and ball straight out in front of you so your heels draw down 2 inches off the floor as you breathe in.

Step 4
Lengthen your legs and stability ball toward the sky as you breathe out.

Skiers

Step 1
Bring the laces of your shoes back onto the stability ball.

Step 2
Walk yourself out into your plank position.

Step 3
Draw your knees in toward your right side as you breathe in.

Step 4
Lengthen back to your plank position as you breathe out. Alternate right and left side.


Things Needed

  • Stability ball, or Fitness ball
  • Athletic shoes

Tip

Wearing shoes helps to stabilize you on the stability ball.