Doing ab exercises with just your body weight can be challenging in itself. But when you bring extra pounds into the equation, it's a whole new kind of burn. As celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson told POPSUGAR in a previous interview, the secret to great abdominals is "working consistently, working in different planes of motion, and adding weights to your abdominal work."

Ahead, check out exercises to target your abs with a medicine ball specifically — because medicine balls are easy to hold and even easier to store. Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer also says they're great for working your hand-eye coordination.

To get started, choose the weight that's best for you and your fitness level — here's how to do that — though we'd recommend anywhere from six to 15 pounds. Do note that this is not a workout; you can add some of theRead More – Source