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Core Stability Physioball Exercises - Straight Crunch
Primary Muscles: Rectus Abdominus
Secondary Muscles: Internal and External Oblique Muscles
  1. Lie on the ball with your mid back on the ball and your feet directly below your knees. Your arms can be extended straight out in front of you (Beginner), across your chest ( Intermediate) or behind your ears (advanced). The closer your feet are positioned to each other, the harder the exercise is.
  2. Lift your chest up and imagine pushing your rib cage into your hip bones. Return to the starting position being careful not to arch over the ball. Your back should never go beyond the straight position.

Helpful Hints:
If you feel pain in your back simply walk your feet out and slide further down the ball.

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