How to do a Stability Ball Oblique Crunch

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About Stability Ball Oblique Crunch

Sets Logged
47,982
Popularity Rank
660th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Abs Strength
53 mSCORE 142nd
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

Stability Ball Oblique Crunches target the side abs or obliques, enhancing core strength and definition. Lying sideways on the ball, you perform a crunch motion, lifting your torso towards the hip. This variation adds an instability challenge, increasing engagement and effectiveness compared to floor crunches.

  1. Position your lower back and hips on the stability ball. Place both hands behind your head.
  2. Engage your core to raise your torso off the stability ball.
  3. Slowly twist to one side such that your elbow arcs towards your knee on the opposite side.
  4. Keep your core engaged and hold this position for a moment at the end of the twist.
  5. Slowly allow your torso to return to the starting position while maintaining tension in your core.
  6. Alternate and repeat for the opposite side after each repetition.
  7. Maintain good body positioning by keeping your core engaged throughout this movement.
  8. You should feel this exercise in your abdominals and obliques.

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