Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Thursday, 02.22.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Dec 07,2007
Fitness Forum: Give those abdominals an extra challenge
by CNS

The moves: Performing a side-lying abdominal crunch on an exercise ball.

IN SEARCH OF FAB ABS - To strengthen oblique abdominal muscles, firefighter Patricia Stone performs side crunches on a stability ball. CNS Photo by Nadia Borowski Scott. 
Works on: Oblique abdominals and lower back.

Setup: Kneel on the ground with your right side next to a ball. Hug the ball between your right arm and your side, then lie down on the ball. Spread the legs widely in a forward/backward stance for stability. Use your legs to roll your torso up onto the ball until you are lying on the outside of your hip.

Steps: Cross your arms across the chest and perform a side crunch to theleft. Slowly return and repeat.

Repetitions: Three sets of 15 to 25.

Precautions: Perform this exercise in an open area in case you fall off the ball.

Options: For more challenge, roll more of your torso up and over the top of the ball.

2385 times read

Related news

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64 (total 11 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?