Abdominal Crunches

18 Mar

Crunches are the most basic abdominal exercises in fitness today. There are countless variations on the theme of crunches. In all of them, you begin by lying on your back with your lower back pressed against the mat or floor, your knees bent, and your feet flat on the floor. Begin by contracting the abdominal muscles and then slowly lift and lower your head, shoulders, and upper back.

abdominal crunches

You can select your arm position. If you feel tension in your neck, place your hands behind your head with your fingers interlaced or touching. If your neck does not bother you, you can extend your arms straight in front of you or overhead, or you can place them on your thighs and slide them up as you lift your upper body, shoulders, and head. If you are comfortable doing so, you can cross your hands over your chest. Some trainers advise clients to tuck the chin in; others advise to keep the cervical area straight. Lightening your feet off the floor, thus releasing weight from them, as you lift your upper body makes the crunch more challenging. You can feel this effect by alternately raising your right and left toes with each crunch.

One Response to “Abdominal Crunches”


  1. Abdominal Training Tips From Bodybuilding Pros - Training - October 15, 2018

    […] Many easy exercises are very common even among amateur bodybuilders. What is very crucial is for one to follow the same order throughout the exercises. Firstly, head lifting acts as an introduction or a warming workout. The next level involves the shoulder lifts which are meant to make the upper part of the trunk get used to the more vigorous exercises in the near future. After that curl-ups are introduced and their role is to instil confidence in the bodybuilder as well as enable him develop the right posture for all activities. The final and most intensive part is called the abdominal crunch. […]

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