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Side Crunch with knee
on the floor



Illustration of Side Crunch with
knee on the floor

Starting Position
  • Kneel on the floor on your right knee and put your left foot forward.
  • Hold the ball against your right hip.
  • Rest your right hand on the ball beside you and put your left hand at your head.
Action
  • Contract your abdominals.
  • Roll over onto the ball.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.
Prime Movers
  • Abdominal obliques
Physio Tips
  • Don't push up with your arm unless you need a little help.
  • Keep your neck aligned with your spine and avoid pulling your head.
Progression

easy side crunch on the ball start

easy side crunch on the ball finish

If you are new to crunches or are out of shape and looking for an easy place to start, this is a good beginner ball exercise. Other good beginner abdominal crunches are the crunch lying on the ball with arms straight, and the oblique crunch with arms straight.


1ballsRepeat this ball exercise 6 times each side.

2ballsRepeat this ball exercise 10 times each side.

3ballsRepeat this ball exercise 15 times each side.



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