Ab Crunch on Ball
As individuals look for ways to tone their abdominal muscles and to do so by improving upon traditional midsection routines, they are likely to come across a number of variations of the original crunch. Doing an Ab Crunch on Ball equipment, such as a fitness or yoga ball, is one way to modify the original crunch and make it potentially more effective for those who wish to flatten tummy areas.
Routines that include the Ab Crunch on Ball, as it may be called for short, should be beneficial for those who wish to flatten tummy muscles such as the rectus abdominis, which runs along the center of the abdomen. This exercise involves sitting on the yoga ball and placing one’s feet flat on the floor. Then, using his or her back, the individual rolls the ball until he or she is actually lying with his or her back on the ball. With feet still flat on the floor, the individual performs a crunch repetition, but only lifting the shoulders to a 45 degree angle or less. The need to keep the body stable, as well as the unique position of the legs and back, should make the Ab Crunch on Ball a more difficult routine than its predecessor, the original crunch.