5 Crunchless Ab Exercises

Exercise Ball Reach With Weights-
Lie with your back on an exercise ball and your pelvis just off the end, and your neck and head off the other (if you have neck problems do this exercise with your ... more 
Exercise Ball Reach With Weights-
Lie with your back on an exercise ball and your pelvis just off the end, and your neck and head off the other (if you have neck problems do this exercise with your neck on the ball and glutes off the ball). Keep your legs parallel and feel the backs of your thighs (hamstrings) working to help keep you stable. Keep your chin slightly tucked to avoid crunching the back of your neck. Lift your arms toward the ceiling with your elbows almost straight, arms parallel, and your hands directly over your shoulders. Inhale to prepare. Exhale and stabilize your center and reach your right arm back until your arm is almost parallel to the floor. Nothing in your torso should move, just your arm floating back toward your ears. Inhale and bring the right arm back to starting position. Exhale and reach your left arm back. Reach each arm 10 times to complete a set. Do two to three sets. This exercise works the upper abs as they stabilize the ribcage. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:27 PM EDT
With bikini season just around the corner, you should start toning your abs pronto. If you're bored with traditional crunches, which aren't the most effective ab exercise anyway, I have five moves for you to try. Check out my crunchless ab exercises when you start the slideshow.



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