Swiss Ball

Starting Position:
Lie back on a Swiss ball face up with your feet spread a comfortable distance apart and in a stable position; allow your abdominal region to stretch as your back rounds and contours the ball; position hands crossed across the chest.

Movement:
Contracting with the abdomen, curl up and forward around the ball trying to curl your shoulders to your hips as much as possible; exhale as you come up and squeeze the abdominals;

Reverse direction and lower the upper body to the fully stretched position, taking care to keep tension on the muscles and not to relax in the stretch position.

Variations:
Crunches; crunches on a decline bench; crunches with an ab roller device; cable crunches with a rope handle.

September 14th, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

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