ball crunches

If you’re like us, ball crunches are an exercise in hilarity. We roll around for a bit, lose our footing and give up. That’s why we’re excited to try these better ab busters.

Instead of the giant exercise ball, choose a medium size. Then place it under your upper back, rather than your lower back. Position your feet hip-width apart, knees bent.

Place your hands behind your head to support your neck, but avoid pulling on your neck–you shouldn’t be able to see your elbows out of your peripheral vision.

Use your abs and glutes to keep your hips high and steady and roll up into a crunch. Hold for just a second and return to start. Repeat these better ball crunches as often as you can for a rock-solid midsection.


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