Exercise balls are a useful workout tool for core strengthening and to assist with balance exercises, such as pelvic thrusts. The ball can be difficult for beginners because it creates an unstable surface and forces you to use your muscles differently to maintain your balance. The best way to use an exercise ball as a beginner is to practice simple exercises.
Method 2 of 5: Beginner Sit-ups
1 Sit on the ball with your feet flat and at hip distance. Engage your abs and align your shoulders over your hips.
2 Cross your arms at your chest.
3 Lean back and walk your feet forward until your lower back rests on the ball.
4 Tuck your chin and lift your shoulders and head until you can see your knees. Do not sit up all the way; You just want to flex the space between the top of your hips and your rib cage.
5 Return to the reclining position. Repeat the sit-up at least 10 times.
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