Great for improved core strength, which will help reduce potential injury and improve power transference
Exercise type: Bodyweight.
Suitable for: All athletes and event groups.
Benefits: Improved core strength, which will help reduce potential injury and improve power transference.
How to: Slide up close to the Swiss ball and place your lower legs on top of it.
Try to get a near right angle at your knee and hip joints.
Place your hands by your ears with elbows back.
To crunch, squeeze your abdominal muscles, hold for a few seconds and then un-curl back to the start position.
Many athletes perform crunches and other abdominal exercises by “throwing” themselves forwards, thus using momentum, and cheating the exercise. To get the most out of this and many other similar abdominal exercises, it’s better to perform slowly, as
instructed and engage the abs.
How many: 4×8.
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