do you need work on your obliques?? i.e. love handles etc. I work at UNT rec and have done a couple of excercises using the big core balls lifting one arm at a time and twisting your torso like you are reaching for something. For example twist your torso to the left and lift your right arm in the air like you are reaching for something above your left shoulder. Leg lifts are supposed to be pretty effective if doing them right. Get on a flat bench, lie on your back and let your heels go all the way to the floor and pick them up while keeping them straight and go as high as you can while crunching your abs. See if that works....DO NOT stop when you feel a little burn...the burn means its working and without it you will see no results. BTW this info I am getting is from personal trainers here at the rec. So far it seems to be working for me.