Home Exercises Exercise Ball Abdominals Crunches

Exercise Ball Abdominals Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on balance
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time
  • Control the motion- do not swing your arms

Exercise Ball Abdominals Crunches

This exercise targets your abdominals and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Middle & Upper Abdominals


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Large Exercise Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Middle & Upper Abdominals

Equipment: Large Exercise Ball

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Middle & Upper Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie with your back centered on a large exercise ball and place your feet flat on the ground, knees bent to a 90 degree angle. Keep your shoulders off the ball. Place your hands on either side of your head with your elbows bent.

  1. 1 Exhale and crunch your upper body, bringing your arms, shoulders and upper back towards your hips. Keep your legs at a 90 degree angle.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.