Need a unique exercise to strengthen your obliques?
Try this variation using a stability ball and the wall. Typically, our clients find this exercise pretty comfortable on their spines. Also, because of the C-Shape spine you maintain throughout, drawing the belly button into your spine to help you do so, you’re likely to engage 4 layers of abs, as well as your obliques.
If rotating isn’t recommended for you, you can choose to maintain the C-Shape spine and not rotate to the right or left as you come up. Regardless of whether you choose to rotate or not, make sure to open up at the hips, not in your spine. When you are fully open (at the bottom of this crunch), check to make sure your spine isn’t straight but is still in a scoop shape.
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Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.