Oblique Crunch
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Oblique Crunch Using An Exercise Ball

This week, we are focusing on another version of a traditional crunch while using an exercise ball. The oblique crunch targets your external and internal abdominal obliques.

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To complete this exercise:

  • Sit on the ball and walk out until your middle back is on the ball. Place your hands behind your head.
  • Twist your head and shoulders towards one side, as you lift them off the ball. Lower to neutral spine, then do the same to the opposite side.
Oblique crunch
Oblique crunch on an exercise ball
  • That is one repetition. Complete 12-15 reps to complete a set. Work towards completing three sets, and then start adding more reps to each set to increase the difficulty.
  • Maintain a lifted chin as you crunch, with your hands supporting only the weight of your head, not assisting in the crunch.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.


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