A very simple exercise with the exercise ball to help strengthen the abdominal muscles.
- Start by laying on your back on a mat with the ball under your calves. Have the exercise band tied in a loop and have the loop around your wrists with your elbows bent at 90 degrees and hands above your head.
- Press your heels and lower legs into the ball slightly, then lift your upper body and shoulders a few inches off the ground. Exhale when you lift, inhale as your lower yourself back down.
Repeat the exercise about 10 - 12 times, rest briefly with your arms in a comfortable position, then repeat the exercise for 1 or 2 more sets.