Ball Side Oblique Crunch

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Ball Side Oblique Crunch

The ball side oblique crunch should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the ball side oblique crunch.

Beginning

Beginning Ball Side Oblique Crunch

1. Lie sideways on a Swiss ball with one hip on top. In front of your body, cross your arms. In a staggered stance, place your top foot on the floor in front of your bottom foot.

2. Lift your upper body by crunching upwards on the Swiss ball. Return to your original starting position.

Movement

Ball Side Oblique Crunch Movement

1. Lay on your side of a stability ball so that your body is straight, and only the sides of your feet are touching the ground.

2. Place yourself in the middle of the ball so that you obtain the best balance.

3. In the starting position you will have your body straight and your hands on the ball.

4. Once you begin, bend your body to the side so that you come half way over the ball.

5. You can take your hands off the ball at this point to help guide you through the movement.

6. Return to your starting position before continuing the rest of your repetitions

Benefits

Ball Side Oblique Crunch Benefits

Internal obliques aid to keep you balanced while walking, running, throwing a ball, or picking something up off the floor. You can produce and apply more strength and force to the movement if you are more stable.

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