Long Arm Crunch Exercise

Abdominal Exercises

The long arm crunch is a modified of the crunch exercise.

This exercise focus on working the rectus abdominis muscle.

The muscle that is located along the front of your abdomen and your obliques or side abdominals.

The only difference with this exercise is that you extend your arms above your head.

By doing this you increases the resistance to the abdomen muscle.  

So this is the reason the long arm crunch is a bit harder than doing the crunch exercise.

This crunch abdominal exercises is slightly different ab crunch.

This exercise is more of a curl up with your arms extended up.

The instructions and video belong with show you how to do this exercise correctly.

Steps of Long Arm Crunch Exercise

1.Lie supine (supine = on your back) on a workout mat. 

2.Extend your arms past the top of your head so that your arms are near your ears. 

3.With arms extended, curl your torso to crunch the abs. 

4.If done correctly, your shoulders should come a few inches off the mat as you crunch. 

5.Hold the crunch position for 2 to 3 seconds

6.Repeat as needed.



Click on the video below and watch the demonstration of the long arm crunch.

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Here are some more ab exercise that you should give a try.

The Plank Pose

The plank pose exercise is a non-mover of the correct name is called isometric.

Reverse Crunch

The reverse crunch main focus is in the lower abs. It gets deep into the core muscles and really strengthen your stomach muscles.

Vertical Leg Crunch

The vertical leg crunch start off like the crunch exercise but takes it to the next level

Crunch Exercise

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.


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