Abdominal Exercise Research Paper

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If you've ever done crunches on the floor you know how uncomfortable it is and how hard it is to stay committed to exercises that make your workout harder than it has to be. Most people who do dozens of crunches are operating on willpower and that doesn't often last very long.

With the stability ball, you can reap all the rewards of crunches with added benefits without the strain and actually have a much more productive workout. You can do many more abdominal exercises than just crunches with a stability ball and best of all, you can get up off the floor and enjoy a much more productive workout.

Not to say that crunches are bad. In fact, you can do these abdominal exercises on the exercise or stability ball. You can do the type of crunch
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With a broader range of abs targeted, you'll realize more benefit from your hard work and reduce the risk of injury as well.

There are a broad range of stability balls on the market and while they are great for abdominal exercises, they are also used to target other muscle groups as well. When shopping for a stability ball, safety is the most important concern but you'll want one that is flexible enough to accommodate different types of abdominal exercises as well as a broad range of other exercises.

Look for a stability ball that is burst resistant. Some of these balls will burst when punctured and this could cause injury either by suddenly dropping you to the floor or by a piece of the ball hitting you in the face. Rather, look for the kind that will slowly deflate if punctured. This at least gives you enough time to get off the ball and certainly prevents flying pieces hitting you in the eyes or face. In addition, if you are going to be traveling with your stability ball, make sure to get one with a good hand pump that inflates and deflates easily. Some of these balls also come with patches in the event of a puncture or tear. This is important if you're investing a lot of money in your stability ball. You can also find kits that have the ball, workout DVDs and a pump all
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