The crunch exercise is the most common exercise for the abdominal. It is a great exercise for the stomach. when you are just starting out.
This exercise will help strengthen your core muscle as well as your back muscle. If you want to know What Are the Benefits of Doing Crunches? read this article on Livestrong
There are other advanced crunches that can be painful on your back if it is not done correctly.
This abdominal exercise works your rectus muscle.
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.
2. Place your hands behind your head so your thumbs are behind your ears.
3. Don’t lace your fingers together.
4. Hold your elbows out to the sides but rounded slightly in.
5. Tilt your chin slightly, leaving a few inches of space between your chin and your chest.
6. Gently pull your abdominals inward.
7. Curl up and forward so that your head, neck, and shoulder blades lift off the floor.
8 Hold for a moment at the top of the movement and then lower slowly back down.
If this is the first time you are doing ab exercise the crunch is a great starter workout.
It will help to strengthen your core and back before you start on more challenging stomach exercises.
Click on the video below and watch the demonstration of this abdominal crunches.
Here are some more ab exercise that you should give a try.
The plank pose exercise is a non-mover of the correct name is called isometric.
The reverse crunch main focus is in the lower abs. It gets deep into the core muscles and really strengthen your stomach muscles.
The vertical leg crunch start off like the crunch exercise but takes it to the next level
Stretching exercises is an important part of any exercise routine.
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