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Easy crunch

When we describe how to do a crunch, the hands can be behind or beside the neck or crossed over the chest.

For beginners, I recommend place them on the thighs. Obviously, lie on your back with bent knees :)

Exhale and contract your abdominal muscles, approaching your breastbone to your pelvis.

Reach your knees with your fingers. Inhale and come back to starting position.

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16 thoughts on “Easy crunch

  1. Yep, easy enough.

    1. Thank you :-)

  2. What is the difference between doing sit ups and developing core strength? I’ve heard two different schools on this.

    1. The core of the body is broadly considered to be the torso, which includes more muscles than the abs. Planks or deadlift are great for core strengting, and they involve several muscles.
      Sit ups are more specific exercises, but a good workout is not made with sit ups only ;)
      Big hug, David

      1. Thanks!!

      2. You are welcome :)

  3. Perfect! I always need these kinds of exercises for my problem area! :) Thank you!

    1. I’m glad you like it :-)
      Let me know how you feel after a few sets ;-)

      1. I’m sure I’ll feel the burn! Lol. Do you think riding a bike at the gym is an ok workout? That’s all I’ve been doing for now because I just started working out again.

      2. If you’ve just started, yes!
        Cardio goes first! Bike, treadmill, it’s up to you.
        Then, circuit training for toning. But there is no point to do it if you need to rest after every exercise.
        Also, don’t focus only on the problem areas :-) the body is a whole. Pay more atention, if you will, to the problem areas, but don’t forget the other muscles ;-)

      3. What’s circuit training?

      4. A secuence of exercises, without resting in between (this is the key). What exercises depend on goals, injuries, experience, time…

      5. Ohh ok! :) I’m just sticking to the bike for now. I’m then going to try the crunches and small weights. My knees hurt today :/

      6. Sounds good :-)
        If your knees hurt, avoid treadmill ;-)

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