For pre-designed ab workouts, view EMG’s Ab Workouts.
Egg Curls with Exercise Ball Description
Step 1. Lie on your back and place your heels on an exercise ball with your hands flat by your side.
Step 2. Engage your core to form a straight line from your shoulders to feet.
Step 3. Bring the ball back with your heels by pulling your knees to your chest.
Step 4. Roll the ball back to the starting position then repeat.
Egg curls are a core exercise that primarily works the lower abs while also working the stabilizer muscles of the upper abs. The rolling motion of the egg curl works the lower abs. The upper abs are engaged during the bridge part of the motion. This exercise may be problematic for those with low back problems. If pain is experienced, the exercise should be performed slowly. If pain is still experienced, the exercise should not be performed at all.
Updated: April 11th, 2015