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Abdominal Workout 12

  1. Complete in one circuit with minimal rest between exercises.
  2. Rest 1 minute between circuits.

Prone Knee Tuck side to side

Rollout on the ball until your shins are on the ball and you are forming a bridge.
Keeping this position roll your knees in towards your chest.
Return to the starting position and repeat.

Two Arm Bridge

Rollout on the ball until just your feet are on the ball and you are forming a bridge.
Keeping this position lift and hold for the prescribed number of seconds.

Crunch (arms behind head)

1) Sit in upright position on flexaball with feet flat on floor.
2) Walk feet forward allowing flexaball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on lower to mid-back region. Raise hips slightly to create a “table top” position parallel to floor.
3) Place hands behind head with elbows back and out of sight. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
4) Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominal and raise shoulders up.
5) Return to start position.
6) Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause injury.

Arm to Leg Exchange

1) Lie back onto floor or bench with knees bent and hands straight behind head. Keep elbows back and out of sight. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
2) Start position: Straighten legs and hold a stability ball between your legs.
3) Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominals and raise shoulders off floor or bench. During the crunch, also bring legs and ball towards chest. At the top position transfer the ball from your legs to your hands.
4) Return to start position and repeat in the other direction.
5) Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause injury.

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