Vertical Leg Crunch

Abdominal Exercises

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

By extending your leg towards the ceiling adds more resistance to this exercise.

This exercise gives you a more advanced level on working on the rectus abdominus muscles.

This workout will really focus on both the lower and upper abdominal muscles.

Make sure to support your head while doing this movement.

When doing this routine make sure that you use your stomach muscle and don’t push up with your hands.

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Vertical Leg Crunch

The vertical crunch is a slight variation of the crunch exercise.

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1.Lie on your back and extend the legs up with knees slightly bent.

2.Contract your abs and raise up until your shoulder blades leave the floor.

3.Keep your chin up; don't pull on your neck.

4.Keep your legs in a fixed position.

5.Lift your torso toward your knees.

6.Lower and repeat for 12-16 reps

Please Note: If you start feeling pain or pressure in your lower back, do not do the full vertical crunch just place your hands under your hips for add back support.

You can also bend your knees in a 90 degree angle as explained in the video below. 

Click on the video below to watch the explanation.

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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.

The 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.

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.

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