Core Exercises…?

As I’ve thoroughly documented here, I have a couple of herniated lumbar discs which are the bane of my upright existence.  But I’m doing everything I need to do to stabilize my frame.  One of the most important things is doing a slew of specific lower abdominal exercises to fine tune the stability of my core.  My excellent physiotherapist constantly re-jigs my program and usually draws me helpful diagrams so I know exactly what she wants me to do.

However, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow at her drawing of “pop-up” crunches, which involve placing a 5-pound weight on one’s lower abdomen and doing extremely rapid crunches while alernating touching the ball.  Here, take a look for yourself and see if your brain is as pervy as mine: