Primary Muscle Group: Rectus Abdominis
Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Rectus Abdominis and Obliques
Preparation: Hook feet under foot brace and lie supine on incline board with hips bent. Hold medicine ball close to chest with both hands.
Breathing: Breath out on the contraction of the muscle and breath back in on the way back to the start position.
Execution: Raise the torso from bench by bending the waist and hips. Return until the back of the shoulders contact the padded incline board. Repeat.
Comments: Exercise can be performed without added weight until more resistance is needed. Elevate incline to increase resistance.
Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:Ab CrunchAb Crunch ObliquesBall Crunch TraditionalDouble CrunchDumbbell Side BendsLateral Bend with Barbell