Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is an Associate Content Director at STACK Media. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

Exercise of the Week: Cable-Resisted Physioball Crunch

September 17, 2013

DeMarcus Ware Cable-Resisted Physioball Crunch

STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility.

The Exercise

Cable-Resisted Physioball Crunch

Who Does It

DeMarcus Ware, NFL Defensive End

Sports Performance Benefits

Performing a crunch against resistance strengthens the abs and is more challenging than a traditional Crunch or Sit-Up. Lying on a physioball forces your core stabilizers to fire to keep you balanced on the unstable surface.

How To

  • Lie with your upper back on a physioball with a cable machine behind you.
  • Hold abdominal crunch straps in each hand just above your chest.
  • Perform a crunch, keeping your core tight.
  • Slowly return to start position.
  • Repeat for the specified number or reps.

Sets/Reps: 3x10-12

Coaching Points

  • Position your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Maintain a neutral head position.
  • Perform toward the end of a workout.

Watch DeMarcus Ware's full workout below.

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- Andy Haley is an Associate Content Director at STACK Media. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

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