Crunches

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Crunches

Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles

Abdominal Muscles

Secondary Target Muscles

Obliques

Workout Type

Strength

Gym Gear

None

Fitness Level

Beginner

Compound/Isolated 

Isolation

Power Move 

Dynamic Flexion Movement 

Target Muscles: Rectus Abdominis

Crunches Overview 

When it comes to ab workouts, then crunches always find a place. They have been in the exercise regimen for quite a long time and are also the best to tone up the abdominals. 

The exercise targets your abdominals and tones them. They also play a great role in developing your core stability and strength. The exercise also helps build your muscle, so with time, you might see the six-pack abs you have always wanted. 

It is important to crunches with proper form and technique to avoid stress on the neck and lower back. 

How to Do It

  1. Begin by lying down on the floor with your knees bent and hands right below your head. 
  2. Engage your core, and remember not to strain your neck. 
  3. Exhale and contract your abs and bring your shoulder blades off the floor as if you are trying to touch your knees. 
  4. Stay in this position for some seconds. 
  5. Remember to breathe throughout the exercise. 
  6. Aim to do at least 10 to 20 reps. 

Crunches Tips 

  1. While doing the exercise, your aim should not be to go as high as you can. Do a subtle movement and do not stress your body. 
  2. Originate the movement from your abs and not the neck. 
  3. Make sure that your spine is neutral throughout the exercise. 
  4. Avoid doing crunches if you are pregnant.

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