Fitness

Ab Crunches Guide

Ab Crunches Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

Abs

EQUIPMENT

None

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Basic ab crunches are a simple exercise that engages, chisels and develops the abs and core muscles.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Lay down on a mat or a soft floor.

Start

Bend your knees till your feet are flat with both your hands with palms on the back of your head.

Movement

Raise your shoulders for 2-4 inches above your floor using your abdominal muscles with no swinging motion. Keep the lower back on the floor through this movement.

Pause and slowly bring down the shoulders to your starting position.

End

Once completing your set, re-rack the weights as needed or wipe down the equipment used.

TIPS

You can add weights by grabbing a pair of dumbbells, a barbell plate or ball to progressively overload your muscles for more strength.

To make the movement more intense, you can do this on a decline bench. Many gyms have a machine for this which allows you to adjust the angle.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

ALTERNATIVES

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Advanced

Front Plank

Cable Crunch

Decline Bent Leg Crunch

Hanging Leg Raises

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