Want to build stronger abs? Here’s an exercise I learned in an aerial conditioning class at my circus school. It will make you sweat, it will make you shake and it will get you nice toned arms, legs and abs!

Yoga Ball Pike

1) Get on all hands and knees and with one leg at a time, get into push up position on the yoga ball.



2) Keeping your legs straight, and squeezing your butt, legs, and core, PIKE and bring the ball to your face. You should be attempting to stack the hips above the shoulders and head. Do not bend the knees and bring it to the chest. Keep your legs straight and flexed.



3) Hold this position for 5 breaths. Then repeat 10 times.

How does this feel? It is completely fine if you can only get halfway with your pike. Keep working towards keeping the legs straight and the core engaged.

Hungry for more,

The Midwest Marmot


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