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Straight-leg Crunch with Ball

Angle-Based Images: Straight-leg Crunch With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Straight-leg Crunch With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Straight-leg Crunch With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Straight-leg Crunch With Ball Video
Angle-Based Images: Straight-leg Crunch With Ball Video
Straight-leg Crunch with Ball: Step 1
Step 1 Sit with your knees bent and feet flat.
Straight-leg Crunch 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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Straight-leg Crunch with Ball: Step 3
Step 3 Exhale as you curl your head and shoulders off the mat.
Straight-leg Crunch with Ball: Step 4
Step 4 Inhale and lower back halfway over the ball.
Straight-leg Crunch with Ball: Step 5
Step 5 Exhale and curl forward. Repeat 10 times
Straight-leg Crunch with Ball: Step 6
Step 6 Bend your knees and curl all the way up to sitting.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Connect your exhalation to your abdominal contraction.

Benefits

Improves pelvic stability during spinal flexion.

Modifications

To modify, make the crunches smaller or bend your knees and keep your feet flat.

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