Crunch with balanced legs on the Sand-Pad
- Degree of Difficulty 60% 60%
- Sit down on the Sand-Pad. Raise your upper body and pull your knees.
- Extend your legs forwards.
- Pull your legs towards yourself again.
- In the initial position you sit on the Sand-Pad. The upper part of your body is raised and your lower back is in a straight position. Hold your arms laterally and close to your body or with your hands to the temples. Your legs are raised and pulled inwards, so that you can keep your body in balance. Try to bend your legs by about 90°.
- Extend your legs from the position explained above. That movement leads to a high load on your abdominal muscles. Try to hold the position with your legs extended shortly above the floor for about one second.
- Pull back your legs to the body.
Try to hold your lower back in a straight position. The longer you hold your extended legs and the lower above the floor, the more effective the exercise.
Additional exercise instructions
The Sand-Pad exercise Balanced Legs stimulates a growth of the abdominal muscles. During the exercise you need to keep balance and therefore you also train the lateral abdominal muscles. The dynamic spreading and squatting of the legs leads you to different loads on the abdominal muscles.
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