Leg Drop and Reach with a Stability Ball

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Leg Drop and Reach with a Stability Ball abdominal exercise instruction with picture and video.

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Leg Drop and Reach with a Stability Ball
Main Muscle: Abdominals
Mechanics Type: Compound
 
Lie on the floor with your hands reaching behind your head and your legs straight. Position a small/medium stability ball between your ankles. While keeping your legs straight, raise your legs until the stability ball is directly over your hips. Do not swing the legs upward and be sure to keep the back flat during the exercise. Grab the stability ball with your hands and slowly lower the legs to starting position as you lower the stability ball over your head. Keep your arms straight. Do not let the ball or feet touch the floor. Repeat the exercise as you bring the legs toward the center of the body and you raise the stability ball over your head. Quickly put the stability ball between the ankles and lower the ball to the floor as your return the arms behind the head. Focus on proper breathing and do not hold your breath.

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date: March 20, 2007