Here's a fun way to strengthen your abdominal muscles and train them to stay "pulled in" when you sit and stand up. The transverse abdominus acts as a girdle to compress your front abdominal wall. When it's strong, it will help your midsection remain slim and firm. As an added bonus to this exercise, hugging a stability ball works your inner thigh muscles.
1 Lie on a mat or a padded surface. Hold a stability ball between your calves and ankles. Rest your head on the floor. Inhale and relax your arms on the floor below shoulder level.
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Keep abdominals firm with stability ball lifts
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