Do you love crunches? If the answer is a big H-to-the-NO, I challenge you to try this sequence. Then you can let me know if I change your mind- or not.
There is a lot to love about the abdominal sequence I’m sharing with you today. Here’s what’s great about Eccentric Situps (aka Bumpy Ball Abs):
- Eccentric loading into the muscles (lengthening + strengthening at the same time) is super healthy for your muscles. That strength + stretch combo will help prevent injury and give you long muscles. When you lay over the ball you get that eccentric contraction through your abdominals.
- When you lay over the ball your ribcage goes into extension, which helps to combat a forward head and shoulder posture.
- When you curl upward and press your ribs & spine into the ball, you get a lengthening stretch through the interspinal muscles that run up your back. So it’s great for spine health too!
- You get a killer workout for your upper abdominals which helps to reinforce the natural curves in your spine.
Alrighty, let's give it a shot. Just a note: this sequence is not recommended for pregnant women.
Now that you're done, what do you think? Have I converted you into a "crunch" fan? At the very least, I hope this sequence was refreshing and energizing.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Thanks for watching, sharing and crunchin' it out with me.