Crunch And Tuck
Lay on the floor with your feet on the ball and knees bent 90 degrees. Place your hands behind your head to support your neck.
Pull your navel towards your back to engage your abs. Lift your head and shoulders off the floor as you curl your hips off the floor, then lower them at the same time.
Rectus abdominis, External and internal obliques
TIP: Keep your chin away from your chest and your elbows open so that you do not strain your neck.
Variations for Crunch And Tuck
The basic movement needed to do any stability ball exercise with your back on the ball.
This is an advanced exercise which works your TVA intensely.
This exercise teaches you how to round your spine with your abdominals engaged so that you can sit up with ease and without taxing your back.
Challenging for your abs, co-ordination, and balance, this works your glutes and abs, including your obliques.
The importance of abdominal strength virtually cannot be overstated. It provides a support system for your entire body, and these crunches can get tough quickly when executed properly.
This adds difficulty by taking the weight of the ball and your arms overhead so that your abs stay engaged even as you are laying on the floor between crunches.
Use the ball with the backs of your legs for a change.
Add exercises to a workout by clicking the 'Add To Workout' button.