Quick Stability Ball Ab Workout

This stability ball ab workout will tone your stomach in just 5 minutes! These stability ball ab exercises will strengthen and flatten your stomach in no time!

Stability Ball Ab Workout

As you might be able to tell by now…I’m obsessed with the stability ball workouts. If you saw the Total Body Stability Ball Workout last week I mentioned they’re affordable, don’t take up a lot of space, and you can get a great full body workout with them.

But I really love stability balls for how efficiently they target your abs. Since I began teaching group exercise classes at age 16, I have always loved using stability balls in classes, with private clients, and in my own workouts.

This workout features some of my favorite ab exercises for a quick and efficient that will whittle your waistline and tone your tummy! 

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Stability Ball Ab Workout

Quick Stability Ball Abs

Plank Toe Taps – Start in a plank position, with your feet on top of the stability ball and your hands under your shoulders. Keep your abs pulled in tight and your hips steady. Then carefully shift your weight into your RIGHT side, and tap your LEFT toe onto the floor. Bring the LEFT foot back up onto the ball, and then repeat with the RIGHT leg. Complete 10 repetitions on each side, without letting your hips wiggle too much.

Stability Ball Ab Tucks – Stay in your plank with your feet on the ball, and hands under your shoulders. Keep your shoulders steady as you use your abs to pull your knees into your chest lifting your hips slightly up. Then extend your legs back out straight to your plank without letting your hips drop. Complete 10 repetitions.

Stability Ball Crunch – Now sit on the stability ball, and then slightly walk your feet forward so that the ball is in the arch of our lower back. Bring your hands behind your head keeping your elbows wide, and then slightly extend back over the ball. Now use your abs to curl back up over the ball, and then lower to repeat 15 crunches.

Oblique Twist – After your last crunch, extend back over the ball, and then come back up to a crunch using your obliques to twist up to the RIGHT. Extend back over the ball in the center, then repeat twisting to the LEFT.  Complete 10 repetitions on each side.

Stability Ball Side Crunch – Come down to kneel on your mat with the stability ball on your RIGHT side. Lay your RIGHT side on the ball, and extend your LEFT leg out straight to the side. Bring your hands behind your head, and extend over the ball to feel a little stretch in your top oblique. Then use your obliques to lift up into a side crunch, feeling a little pinch in your top oblique. Complete 15 repetitions on the LEFT side, and then repeat on the RIGHT.

Stability Ball Ab Pass – Lay on your back on the mat and hold the ball between your hands. Extend your legs straight up towards the ceiling. Now, use your abs to curl up into a crunch, and then place the ball between your ankles. Keep your legs straight and lower them down to about 45 degrees, reaching your arms overhead. Curl back up, and then pass the ball back into your hands, and repeat 10 times.

Stability Ball Elbow Plank – Come back up to a kneeling position, this time facing the ball. Place your elbows on the ball and then reach your legs back behind you into a plank position. Make sure to slightly tuck your pelvis, and hold for 30-60 seconds.

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  1. Hi! If you don’t mind me asking, what size stability ball are you using and how tall are you? I’m wanting to purchase one and keep finding conflicting information. I’m 5’5″. Some sites recommend the 55cm ball while others recommend the 65cm. I’d really appreciate your input/recommendation.
    Thanks!

    1. I’m a little over 5’2″ and I use the 55cm ball. So I would recommend getting the 55 cm and just blowing it up a little bit extra. If you got a 65cm it would be pretty soft and squishy. And eventually the stability ball will start to wear and become even more squishy. If you get the 55cm in the beginning it will feel pretty hard, but as you use it it will soften a bit. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thank you so much for your input. I was leaning toward the 55cm and you helped with the decision. Your advice was very much appreciated. Thanks again!

  2. I am having trouble keeping the ball steady and feel like it’s too big. I got the 65cm because that’s what’s recommended for my height.

    1. Try blowing it up all the way, and then release a little air out of it. It will help to stretch the ball out a little bit and it won’t seem so hard — which is what makes it hard to balance. Let me know if that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

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