Crunches With Leg Lift
Sit on the ball, walk forward until your back is laying on the ball, then place your hands behind your head.
Lift your head off the ball as you lift one knee towards the same shoulder. Pause, then lower your foot to the floor and your head to the ball.
TIP: Keep your chin a fist's distance away from your chest as you lift your head. Stabilize yourself by using your abdominals, constantly pulling your abs into your back for support.
Variations for Crunches With Leg Lift
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.
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.
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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