Swiss Ball Crunch

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Swiss Ball Crunch

This exercise may be performed by any beginner exerciser who has no physical limitations.

Concentrate all movement in the core muscles.

Keep the legs activated but stable.

Be sure to have your feet flat on the floor throughout the exercise.

Keep the chin tucked throughout the movement to protect it.

If unable to maintain posture and balance, discontinue the exercise.

Choose the quality of the exercise over quantity.

To increase the intensity of this exercise, try upping the number of repetitions or adding resistance. 

Beginning

Beginning Swiss Ball Crunch

Sit on the stability ball with feet shoulder-width apart.

Slowly roll down on the ball until it is in the low arch of the back. The knees should be bent at a near-right angle.

Ensure that the toes point straight ahead. Cross both arms across the chest and focus the eyes on the ceiling. Balance here.

Movement

Swiss Ball Crunch Movement

1. Suck in the tummy drawing the belly button toward the spine.

2. Tuck the chin to the chest. Keeping feet planted firmly on the floor; slowly curl the spine forward and sit upon the ball.

3. Slowly come back to the original position in one smooth, controlled movement. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Benefits

Swiss Ball Crunch Benefits

The Abdominal Crunch on Stability Ball is a beginner strength exercise for all of the CORE muscles.

Exercise Aliases

Stability Ball Crunch, Exercise Ball Crunch, How to Do Ab Crunches on a Balance Ball, How To Do Crunches With An Exercise Ball, How to do an Ab Crunch with a Stability Ball, Swiss Ball Crunches, Ab Workouts.

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