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Abdominal Crunches

See how to perform abdominal crunches in the right way. It includes both normal crunch and reverse crunch. Also see the mistakes you should avoid while doing crunches.

Crunch

Lie faceup, keep your legs bent and your feet on the bench. Support, but don’t pull, your head with your hands while you contract your abs to lift your shoulder blades just a few inches off the bench. Exhale, squeeze your abs and lower your shoulders. This exercise can also be done on the floor.

Mistake you should Avoid

Don’t lock your feet under a bench. It increases hip-flexor involvement.

Reverse Crunch

Lie faceup on a flat bench and keep your hips and knees bent. Now you have to hold the bench behind your head using both the hands. Keeping your hips and knees angles fixed, contract your abs to pull your hips upward until your lower back is a few inches off the bench. Hold in this position for a moment, then lower and repeat.

Mistake you should Avoid

Don’t pull with your arms to initiate the movement instead of flexing your abs to lift your body.

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