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Crunch, Medicine Ball, Overhead

Type: Abs
This crunch with medicine ball is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is executed by performing a normal crunch with a medicine ball overhead for added resistance. This version further challenges the abdominals and obliques with the added resistance of the medicine ball and the arms overhead. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes the correct technique for the medicine ball overhead crunch exercise.
Level :  Equipment : Yes
Abdominals
Obliques

Crunch, Medicine Ball, Overhead Steps:

Step 1:
Lie flat on your back holding a suitably weighted medicine ball

Step 2:
Extend the arms out straight above the chest holding the ball

Step 3:
Brace the stomach muscles and curl up whilst breathing out, keep the arms fixed

Step 4:
Curl up so the shoulders & upper back are just off the floor

Step 5:
Pause briefly then slowly return to the start position

Step 6:
This is one repetition

Top Tip:

If you struggle using a medicine ball, try doing it without one first until you get used to the exercise movement.
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