Abs Ball Exercise
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Crunches on the ball. A nice exercise because it protects your lower back. Crunches on the floor are not ideal and I don’t recommend them.
Abs Ball Exercise Benefits
- Improvement of balance and coordination.
- Awareness of correct posture.
- Strengthening of the abdomen, back, and glutes.
- Greater body relaxation.
- Increased physical well-being.
- Decreased risk of joint injuries (ankles, knees, shoulders …)
- Back and spine natural stretch.
Crunches on a Ball Step by Step
- Put the middle of your back on the ball. Walk your feet out.
- Place your hands lightly behind your head.
- Don’t pull. Again, keep the neck elongated.
- Contract the core.
- When you come up, you’re going to exhale.
If you’re a beginner, you want more of your upper back on the ball to make it easier. As you progress, you can move back a couple of inches. Less of my back on the ball, the more difficult it is. If you keep your hands flat on your stomach, you should feel a nice contraction.
- Make sure your ball is not too small, it should cover your entire back
- Make sure your ball is fully inflated
- Do not exercise with a full stomach
- Make sure you have ample space around
- Your back should be in the center of the ball
- Separate your feel to give better balance
- 3 sets of 10 situps is a perfect number to get started
- Once you feel comfortable create your own sets and repetitions
There are so many other exercises you can do with a ball, such as:
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