So you know that killer ab work out that was going to get me in great shape...
Yeah, it's freak'n hard and I'm awful at it!!!
Apparently it's supposed to go like this (as seen here):
Starting Position: From a push up position, place your feet on the ball. Keep your arms straight and your abs pulled in.
Form: Keeping your abs engaged and your legs straight, move your hips towards the ceiling. Hold for 1 second, and then slowly return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: Getting into the starting position can be the toughest part of this exercise. If you cannot hold yourself in the push up position and place your feet on the ball, start by lying with your stomach on the ball and walk your hands forward until your legs are on the ball.
The further you roll out the more challenging the exercise becomes. The most challenging position is with the toes on the ball.
You must have good upper body strength to perform this exercise. If you can perform a few push-ups, you should be able to hold yourself in the start position.
Also, you must keep your abs pulled in as you extend your legs so that your back does not arch.
And look like this:
Either way - it kills, I can barley do 5, then I need a week break while my abs heal...
Honestly this is no joke - hardest thing I've ever done!