This exercise is also known as:  Crunch, Abdominal Crunches, and Abs Crunches .

MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE: To strengthen and define the abdominal muscles.

Abdominal Crunches Images :


Position 1.


Position 2.

Execution :

Lie on your back with your feet up on a bench and your knees bent at a 90 degree angle.

Place your hands across your chest or on either side of your head(over your ears).

Raise your head, shoulders and chest off the floor towards your knees, crunching your abs.

Hold the position for a moment and then lower to the starting position.


This is one of the most popular abdominal exercise and possibly one of the most often improperly performed.

For best results use full range of movement.

Try to increase the number of repetitions every next workout to strengthen and achieve better definition to your abdominal muscles.

Also change the number of sets.

Avoid performing this exercise if you feel a low back pain.

Written by Daniel Jakov

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