Roll & Crunch


Work All Your Ab Muscles with 1 Exercise

This is a great ab exercise because you are targeting your upper and lower abdominals as well as working your core – all in 1 exercise. You can make it more challenging by holding a light weight dumbbell or medicine ball on your chest. This week change up your fitness routine and do your ab exercises right after your warm up instead of waiting until the end of your workout. Aim for 3 sets of 10 of the Roll & Crunch.

Do it Right

  • Lie face up  w/ heels hip distance apart on top of stability ball & fingertips on back of head w/ elbows back and pointed to the side
  • Contract abdominal muscles, flatten low back, keep neck and chin in a neutral position
  • Exhale & simultaneously lift shoulders up as high as you can shortening the torso while rolling the stability ball toward your body
  • Slowly lower back down keeping shoulders off the mat while rolling the ball back to starting position

Demonstrated by: Madeline DeFaber-Schumacher

 

WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise program

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