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Criss Cross with Ball

Angle-Based Images: Criss Cross With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Criss Cross With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Criss Cross With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Criss Cross With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Criss Cross With Ball Video
Criss Cross with Ball: Step 1
Step 1 Sit with your knees bent and feet flat.
Criss Cross with Ball: Step 2
Step 2 Place a medium-size Pilates ball under your ribcage and curl over it until your head is on the floor. Lace your fingers behind your head and straighten your legs, opening them to hip width.
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Criss Cross with Ball: Step 3
Step 3 Curl your head and shoulders off the mat.
Criss Cross with Ball: Step 4
Step 4 Cross your right elbow to your left hip.
Criss Cross with Ball: Step 5
Step 5 Inhale and rotate your torso back to the center.
Criss Cross with Ball: Step 6
Step 6 Cross your left elbow to your right hip. Continue, alternating 10 times.
Criss Cross with Ball: Step 7
Step 7 Bend your knees and curl up to sitting.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Think of your exhalation as pulling your ribcage in deeper within your body.

Benefits

Improves pelvic stability during ribcage rotation.

Modifications

To modify, keep your knees bent with your feet flat.

Related Exercises

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