Ab exercises wont help you lose belly fat as such, but it will help build a strong core and give you amazing abs once you’re torched the belly fat with cardio and diet. Research shows that the bicycle crunch, captain’s chair, ab crunch on stability ball, vertical leg leg crunch, long arm crunch and the plank, rank in the top 10 exercises to build ab muscles. Go here to check out these ab exercises with video instruction.
The stability ball, also known as a Swiss ball and exercise ball, is one of the best tools to build ab muscles, and probably also one of the cheapest. Just sitting on the ball engages the muscles of the core muscles (abs, obliques and back). Research in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that doing crunches on the stability ball for example, engages the ab muscle far more than traditional crunches on the floor/ mat.