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.

  • Abdominals 

  • Rectus abdominis

  • 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

  • Walkout

    The basic movement needed to do any stability ball exercise with your back on the ball.

  • Shin Rolls

    This is an advanced exercise which works your TVA intensely.

  • Roll-ups

    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.

  • Crunches With Leg Lift

    Challenging for your abs, co-ordination, and balance, this works your glutes and abs, including your obliques.

  • Crunch And Tuck

    Involve your entire abdominal section in this exercise.

  • Ball Push

    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.

  • Ball Curl

    Use the ball with the backs of your legs for a change.

 

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