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Oblique Crunch 1
over the Exercise Ball



Illustration of the Exercise Ball Oblique Crunch - 1

Starting Position
  • Walk yourself out to the supine position (How to Lie on a Ball)
  • Put your arms straight at your sides.
  • Keep your feet hip width apart or somewhat closer.
  • Head neck and hips should form a straight line from your head to your knees as in the first picture below.
Action
  • Contract your abdominal muscles, pull your right shoulder up and reach with your right hand toward your left knee.
  • Your lower back should never leave the exercise ball.
  • Visualize your right rib cage as moving toward your opposite hip.
  • Hold briefly and return to the start position.
  • Repeat this on the other side.
Prime Movers
  • Abdominals, neck flexors
Physio Tips
  • Push your tongue to the roof of your mouth to facilitate deep neck flexors so as to avoid neck strain.
  • Also, push your chin down as though to squeeze an orange between your chin and your chest.
  • If this is too difficult, try Side Crunch with Knee on Floor.
Progression


oblique crunch on the exercise ball #1 start

oblique crunch on the stability ball #1 finish




1ballsRepeat this ball exercise 6 times.

2balls
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times.

3balls
Repeat this ball exercise 15 times.




1ballsBeginner 2ballsIntermediate 3balls     Expert

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