Davids Ultimate Torso Crunch

A. Lie with your lower back on the ball, knees bent, and feet on the floor. Grasp a small medicine ball in your right hand. Extend your right arm laterally from your right shoulder. Extend your left arm laterally about 45 degrees away from your left hip bone.

B. Exhale as you lift your right shoulder and hand the ball off to your left hand near your hip.

C. Raise your left arm to shoulder level, and lower your right to hip level. Repeat by hand i ng the ball off to your right hand. Continue handing off the ball from one side to the other as you twist your torso up and down, always following the ball with your gaze, for 20 to 30 repetitions.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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