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Oblique Crunch 2
over the Exercise Ball



Illustration of the Oblique Crunch 2 on the Exercise Ball

Starting Position
  • Lie down on the exercise ball as you have for previous exercises in supine: (How to lie on your exercise ball )
  • Cross your arms over your chest as in the picture below.
  • Keep your feet hip width apart or a little closer.
  • Form a straight line with your head shoulders and back from your head to your knees.
Action
  • Contract your abdominal muscles and pull your right shoulder up and toward your left knee.
  • Your lower back should never leave the exercise ball.
  • Visualize your right rib cage as moving toward your left 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.
Progression


exercise ball oblique crunch start


exercise ball oblique crunch 2 finish



1ballsRepeat this exercise ball exercise 6 times.

2balls
Repeat this exercise ball exercise 10 times.

3balls
Repeat this exercise ball exercise 15 times.




1ballsBeginner 2ballsIntermediate 3balls     Expert

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