Mar 3, 2017
Crunches - Exercise Guide

Crunches - Exercise Guide

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Muscle group worked: Core (Rectus Abdominis, Transverse Abdominis, Obliques)
Equipment: Not Required 
Difficulty: Beginner
Mechanics: Isolation

1.Lie flat on your back with your feet flat on the ground, or resting on a bench with your knees bent.
2.Push down as hard as you can with your lower back as you contract your abdominals and exhale.
3.Your shoulders should come up off the floor only about four inches, and your lower back should remain on the floor. 
4.At the top of the movement, contract your abdominals hard and keep the contraction for a second. 
5.After the one second contraction, begin to come down slowly again to the starting position as you inhale.

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