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Crunch

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Level: Lung

Crunch  is an excellent exercise, which is aimed at working out the abdominal muscles. This is a technically easy exercise and fairly safe, so it is perfect for beginners. Also, this exercise is notable for its universality because it does not need to use special equipment to perform it, it can even be performed at home.

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The technique of performing the exercise:

Crunch  is an excellent exercise, which is aimed at working out the abdominal muscles. This is a technically easy exercise and fairly safe, so it is perfect for beginners. Also, this exercise is notable for its universality because it does not need to use special equipment to perform it, it can even be performed at home.

 

Initial position  

- Lie flat on your back with your feet flat on the ground, or resting on a bench with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle.

- Place your hands lightly on either side of your head keeping your elbows in.

 

 Performing the exercise:  

- Roll your shoulders off the floor and push down as hard as you can with your lower back as you contract your abdominals and exhale. Your lower back should remain on the floor.

- After the one second contraction, begin to come down slowly again to the starting position as you inhale. If you feel that exercise is easy, you can perform the exercise with weights, or on top of an exercise ball or on a decline bench.