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Exercise Ball Crunch (Full Range Hands Behind Head) 101 Video Tutorial

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Exercise Ball Crunch (Full Range Hands Behind Head)
Exercise Ball Crunch (Full Range Hands Behind Head)

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Abs

Secondary Targets

Execution

Compound

Force Type

Core

Required Equipment

Exercise Ball

Fitness Level

Beginner

Variations

None

Alternatives

None

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The exercise ball crunch (full range hands behind head) is an exercise targeting the abdominal muscles, particularly the rectus abdominis or six-pack muscles. It is a of the traditional crunch that increases the range of motion and difficulty. To perform the exercise, lie on an exercise ball with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head and extend your legs so that your feet are off the floor. Crunch up, bringing your knees towards your chest and your elbows towards your knees. Hold the contraction for a second, then slowly lower back to the starting position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

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