Swiss Ball Side Crunch

The Swiss ball side crunch is a single-joint exercise that emphasizes the obliques. The exercise also improves core stability and balance.


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    Lie sideways with one hip on top of a Swiss ball. Cross your arms in front of your body. Place your top foot on the floor in front of your bottom foot in a staggered stance.
  2. Swiss Ball Side Crunch
    Crunch upwards on the Swiss ball lifting your upper body. Return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not lean the torso forward or back. Try to move only up and down during the exercise.
  • Be sure to power the move through the abdominals and not by arching or reaching with the neck.