As previously established, the lower abdominal region is most effectively activated when an anterior pelvic tilt is performed. However, executing this movement may be difficult for first timers and those who do not have efficient body awareness. Using an exercise ball is a great way to learn the technique while still delivering a great workout to your abdominals.
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- Lie comfortably with your back to the mat. Bend legs to a 90 degree angle and hook them over the top of an appropriately sized exercise ball.
- Exhale and while clenching the ball under your legs by contracting the hamstrings, draw your knees towards your chest. Hold for a 1 count.
- Inhale and lower your legs back down to starting position.
- Repeat until desired number of repetitions are completed.
The difficulty can be increased by having your training partner hook a resist-a-band around your ankles and provide resistance throughout movement execution.