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Simple Swiss ball reverse abdominal curl technique | Core strength and flexibility

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

The Swiss ball is a staple piece of gym apparatus and is a great tool for training the core for strength and stability. It's something you might want to invest in as part of your home-training kit. They're cheap, readily available and suitable for a range of core-strengthening exercises.

So if you take the time to work on the correct calf lift technique, you'll feel the benefits in your tummy, lower back and your bum. By squeezing the ball with your calfs and lifting you'll be engaging lots of deep-lying core muscles without applying any weight. It's great for lower abdominal strength and core stability.

Back should be flat against the floor with no arch, using hands for stability

Continue to use hands for stability and squeeze ball to bum using your heels

Engage your core and lift upwards, keeping your back flat against the floor

Continuing to squeeze, raise the ball to the ceiling by lifting your bottom off the floor. Hold for 5-10 seconds.

Repeating this exercise up to 10 times, a few times a week, will gradually improve your overall core stability and strength.

If you're interested in working on your core strength and stability we can build this into your personal training plan.

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