Oblique Crunch

Target Muscles:

Oblique Abdominals (sides), Rectus Abdominus (run down middle of stomach)

How To:

• Sit on ball, feet flat on ground about hip width apart

• Place hands across chest , lean back on ball so your tailbone to your shoulders are on the ball, eyes toward the ceiling, chin up

• Exhale and slowly curl up and to the left bring your right shoulder blade off the ball

• Keep your belly button pulled in rather than pushed out

• Hold and slowly lower back down on to the ball

• Repeat until reached desired reps

• Switch and perform with left side

Important: Don’t bounce on the ball…that’s cheating. Also, it is very important that you crunch up toward the ceiling and not toward your knees. Slow is the key…try lifting vertebrae by vertebrae

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