Ab Crunches Stability Ball with Feet on Wall

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The abdominal crunches done with feet on the wall are done to keep the feet above the hips while we're on the stability ball, which adds an additional dimension of stability because the head is tipped back and the eyes are looking up. Start with your feet up on the wall and your hips and knees flexed to 90 degrees. Interlock your fingers behind your head. As you curl up, do a posterior tilt. In other words, crunch up and then come back a little bit past the horizontal because that will eccentrically load the abdominals a little bit more as you come up and do the concentric contraction.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.