Crunches - Stability Ball
Other types of Crunches: Bodyweight Free Weight Machine Medicine Ball
Sit on the ball, walk forward until your back is laying on the ball, then place your hands behind your head.
Lift your head and shoulders off the ball to engage your abs, pause, and lower.
TIP: Try not to hyperextend your back excessively. Keep your entire abdominals engaged throughout the exercise, constantly pulling your navel towards your spine.
Variations for Crunches
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.
Involve your entire abdominal section in this exercise.
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.
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