(Best Abs) Abdominal Incline Crunch: Inclined On Physioball, Low Pulley #12657

Listed by Aaron Yamaguchi MS, ATC, CSCS, USAW, USATF


Exercise Name: (Best Abs) Abdominal Incline Crunch: Inclined On Physioball, Low Pulley #12657











Primary Muscles:
12/07 NEW EXERCISE
ABDOMINALS (ALL)
ABDOMINALS-UPPER

Technical Difficulty:
2 ALARM FIRE: INTERMEDIATE INTENSITY

Equipment:
PHYSIOBALL
PULLEY

Training Benefit:
BALANCE/STABILITY
STRENGTH


Starting Position:
Grasp the rope handle and hold on top of the shoulders. Lower yourself onto the physioball, but keep your body at an incline. Brace the abdominals and hold throughout the set. Curl the upper body forward, bringing your shoulders to your pelvis. Do not roll forward or back on the physioball, but crunch forward. Do not pull with your hands or arms on the handle. Return to the starting position and repeat. This exercise targets your abdominals and because of the angle of the physioball, your lower back is supported and your neck will not have to work so hard to lift up your head. Perform 3 sets of 8-25. To further stabilize yourself, set up a heavy set of dumbbells in front of you and tuck your toes in....this will support you better.

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