12/23/12-Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 24. December 2012 08:00


I had a reader ask if it's better to do crunches on a stability ball or on the floor.  I use the stability ball for crunches as well as laying my upper back against for chest exercises, sit on for shoulder raises and I put my heels on one while my shoulders are on the floor, and roll/contract my heels toward my glutes for an effective home-leg curl.  That's the long answer.  The short answer is YES!, crunches on a stability ball are more work than crunches on the floor  The instability of the ball, demands more core stability, and more core work.

When doing the ab crunch, be sure to use full range of motion.  Hold the crunch at the top and feel the different levels of your abdominals working.  If you don't feel work, slow it down.

Workout  12/23: Wednesday


 Food Diary 12/23: Wednesday


Organic steel cut oats(150 cal.)

1/8 cup blackberries, blueberries (30 cal) 

1 apple (67 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese, 1/8 cup non-fat yogurt ( 105 cal)

1 apple (57 cal) 


1/2 cup crab delights(80 cal)

Salad- 1 cup spinach, 1/2 sweet pepper,11/4 cup yellow squash(60 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 cup apple cinnamon Cheerios(120 cal)

apple (57 cal)


2 large crab legs (260 cal)

12 piece whole wheat homemade pizza(190 cal)

1/2 cup spaghetti squash (25 cal)


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