The Band Crunch Exercise is a great way to build strength in your abdominal muscles.
The Band Crunch Exercise forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.
This exercise requires an exercise ball and a resistance band or tubing. Alternatively, you could use a cable machine.
The exercise ball is often referred to as a Swiss ball, and also known as a balance ball, fitness ball, gym ball, stability ball, physioball, Swedish ball, therapy ball, or yoga ball.
- Start by sitting on an exercise ball, holding a resistance band that is anchored above you with both hands, your arms bent, elbows pointing forwards, and hands above your head.
- Exhale as you slowly pull the band down by crunching your torso, pulling your chest and pelvis together.
- Inhale and relax, slowly returning to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Perform the movement with your abdominal muscles, not your arms or hips.
You should feel it working your abdominal muscles.
You can perform the same movement while sitting on a chair, or by kneeling on a mat with your buttocks on your heels.
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