Swiss Ball Crunch Exercise
FOCUS AREA: Core & Abs
1. Begin by lying flat on your back on a Swiss ball. Be careful not to roll off the ball. Extend your arms straight back, position your feet shoulder width apart with the majority of your weight resting on your back.
2. Without losing your balance, raise your head and shoulders upwards towards the ceiling until your body is seated 90 degrees, straight up on the ball. Keep your arms extended towards the ceiling.
3. Exhale as you raise your head and shoulders up; inhale as you return to the floor.
(Note: you will feel an initial strain on the front part of your neck. You are not doing the exercise incorrectly. In this initial stage your neck is not strong enough to hold the weight of your head. It will get stronger as you keep performing this exercise.)