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Ball Squeeze

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  Primary Muscle Group: Inner Thigh

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Pectineus, Adductor longus, Adductor Magnus and Gracilis

Preparation: Lie on your back and place your arms at your sides with your palms facing the floor. Grasp the ball between your calves with your legs extended.

Breathing: Inhale to grasp the ball, exhale after exercise.

Execution: Grasp the ball with your calves, inhale and lift the ball off the floor. Squeeze the ball between your calves as hard as you can and then release; alternate between squeezing and releasing for 20-30 seconds breathing normally while you do this. After 20-30 seconds, exhale and release back down to the floor.

Comments: This is a great lower abdominal exercise.

Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:

  • Ab Crunch
  • Ab Crunch - Machine
  • Ab Crunch Obliques
  • Ball Crunch Traditional
  • Double Crunch
  • Dumbbell Side Bends
  • Kneeling Cable Crunch
  • Kneeling Oblique Twist
  • Lateral Bend with Barbell
  • PowerBlock Dumbbells