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5-Minute Core Workout with Ball

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About This Workout
This workout will help you strengthen (and stretch) your abdominals, obliques, and lower back, using a stability ball. Coach Nicole will take you through one short set of 5 exercises (plus stretches) for a complete core challenge.
  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Equipment: Stability ball and mat (for cushioning)
  • Type of Workout: Strength training (toning) & flexibility
  • Muscles Worked: Core (abs, obliques, hips)
  • Fitness Level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Impact: No impact
  • Safety Precautions: A mat is recommended to help cushion your knees during a few exercises and stretches. while lying on the floor. If you have balance problems, this workout may not be suitable for you.

Member Comments

  • So that was funny! Fell forward off the ball when it was time to do the hip raise part. Glad no one was watching! - 2/25/2014 5:41:47 PM
  • Working with stability ball helps build coordination and balance and by doing so works your core muscles. I love doing exercises with the ball and when I first started I was so unbalanced, but now much stronger.

    Give it a try! - 2/25/2014 7:23:00 AM
  • This stability ball exercise looks great but I have a problem with balance any suggestions. - 2/23/2014 3:38:30 AM
  • I wish there was a printable version as I cannot seem to save this and my plug in keeps crashing at any case. - 2/19/2014 9:00:08 PM
  • Looks like a great workout. I have knee and wrist issues though so it is no no for me. Also, given my general lack of coordination and balance the outcome wouldn't be pretty - although probably quite funny :). - 2/19/2014 12:42:25 PM
  • I love saving these to my pinterest boards as well, look all way over in left hand column, you can click the pin it button there and you can also save to your my spark favorites as well. - 2/18/2014 6:46:29 PM
  • Is there a way sparkpeople can add a "pin it" button for pinterest? I would like to be able to save these videos for later... - 2/18/2014 3:55:44 PM
  • Is there a way to save the video's you would like to revisit & do at a later date? - 2/18/2014 1:22:10 PM
  • I'm going to do this one later today! looks awesome! - 2/18/2014 11:17:31 AM
  • I will try this 5 minute core work out tonight - 2/18/2014 5:06:22 AM
  • Touched so many parts that haven't fully moved in far too long. Thank you, Coach Nicole! - 2/8/2014 12:22:18 PM
  • I did it except the plank with the hands and the bringing the knees in was hard to do, practice practice practice! - 2/5/2014 9:39:39 AM
  • Couldn't do it quite yet but have left on my list to try again later! - 1/28/2014 2:08:47 PM
  • Wow it will take me a bit to get this routine rountine but I like!! - 1/23/2014 12:21:58 PM
  • I love Spark people. I save all of these exercise routines, even though I am a gym rat. When I am bored, or take one of my infrequent days off, I pull out one of the Spark exercises. Sometimes, it's better than going to the gym. Sometimes I just want privacy, and I get it. - 1/16/2014 8:26:17 AM