For pre-designed ab workouts, view EMG’s Ab Workouts.
Swiss Ball Crunch with Twist
Step 1. Lie on an exercise ball with your feet flat on the ground and knees bent at 90 degrees.
Step 2. Slowly lift your shoulders and move your left shoulder towards your right hip, pulling your ribcage down towards your hips.
Step 3. Slowly lower back to the starting position. Alternate sides for one complete repetition.
TThe Swiss ball crunch with twist is a combination abdominal exercise that works the upper abs and obliques. It is a more basic movement compared to ab bicycles and should be performed by users who are unable to perform that exercise. This exercise allows the user to work his upper abs as he brings his elbow to the opposite knee. Because the user is crunching to the opposite knee, the obliques are also worked. The user should perform all of the reps for one side before changing position and performing the reps for the other side. By performing the exercise on a ball, the user’s core remains engaged the whole time because he must use his core muscles to balance.