The Reverse Crunch with an Exercise Ball is a great way to build strength and stability in your abdominal muscles.
The Reverse Crunch with an Exercise Ball 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, 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.
Figure 1. Reverse Crunch with an Exercise Ball Video.
- Start by lying face up on the ground with an exercise ball held between your heels and hamstrings.
- Slowly lift the ball by bringing your knees towards your chest, rolling your pelvis off the floor.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Keep your abdominal muscles engaged – you should feel like you are using them to lift the ball.
You should feel it working your abdominal muscles and stretching your lower back.
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