Chair Abdominal Crunch
This exercise targets the shoulder stabilizers and triceps, strengthening the upper body, and improving shoulder stability.
Step 1: Sit on a chair with your hands grasping the sides of the seat and your arms straight.
Step 2: Step forward so your knees are bent but your buttocks are lifted off the chair. Your hips and knees should be bent to form a 90- degree angles.
Step 3: Tuck your tailbone toward the front of the chair, and bend your knees toward your chest. Bend your elbows simultaneously. At the bottom of the movement, extend your elbows and press through your shoulders.
Step 4: Keeping your head in neutral position, press into the chair and lower your legs to return to the starting position. Repeat exercise 12 times, take 30 second break, repeat 12 more times.
Proper Technique Cues:
Your spine should be neutral as you progress through this motion
Your body should remain close to the chair
Your knees should align over your ankles
*Avoid this exercise if you are experiencing shoulder and or neck pain.