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Oblique Crunch On Exercise Ball

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muscles:Lower BackMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
required:Exercise Ball
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (16)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • the range of motion is bigger than in the Oblique Crunch without exercise ball, the obliques can be trained even better

Starting Position

  • lay yourself on the ball with one side, the obliques touch it
  • stretch out one leg to the front and the other one backwards, put the feet on the ground
  • this will make the position more stable, it avoids tilting over to the front
  • you can also put the feet at the bottom of a wall, this will give you additional support
  • hold your upper body in a line and parallel to the ground
  • cross the arms in front of your chest (easy) or stretch them out above your head (hard)

Correct Execution

  • push your hip towards the ball
  • lift the upper body up to the side as high as possible
  • hold the final position for a short moment without losing the balance
  • afterwards, lower the upper body down to the starting position again
  • do several reps with one side
  • then switch sides and repeat the same way

tips for the workout

  1. if the hard core exercise is too easy for you, hold some additional weights in your hands
  2. then again: avoid tilting to the front