Weighted Swissball crunch

SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT . . . When you can do the designated repetitions, using your body weight, you can begin using weight. It's up to you when to start doing this—for example, the Break-In program calls for sets of twenty reps on the Swiss-ball crunch. If you know you can do twenty easily, you can start using weight from the first set of the first program. As shown in the photos, the easiest way to add weight is to hold a weight plate across your chest. You can also hold one above you at arm's length. Or, to make it really, really challenging, try holding two dumbbells above you at arm's length. Some even hold the plate behind their heads (this version was used by Mark Verstegen, *, in Core Performance). It's your choice.

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