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Stomach Crunches

Added on: 25th May, 2017 by alba_35777

Stomach Crunches

Last Updated:
Thu, 25 May 2017

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Stomach crunches is an abdominal exercise that mainly target the rectus abdominis muscles. It is a challenging exercise and not as easy as many people may view it to appear. It also needs to be done with caution as doing it in the wrong way can result in neck and back injuries. It is an effective exercise to help you get a flat stomach and make your abs visible.

Sets and Reps For Stomach Crunhces

A beginner should engage in only 3 week diet program of 10 stomach crunches every day. However, as you become used to, you can increase the set to 6. It is also important for you to understand that increasing the set may not necessarily mean a faster rate of getting results. Rather, the effectiveness in which you engage the exercise matters. Ensure to engage in 12 crunches a day if you want to achieve the targeted results with ease.

How to Perform Stomach Crunches

Essential steps on how to effectively engage in stomach crunches include;

Lie on the floor
Support the weight of your head by placing both of your hands on either side of the head. Bend your knees but also, ensure that your feet remain on the floor.
Lift your shoulders and upper back while your face is facing the ceiling. Ensure your feet does not move and they remain planted flat on the ground.
Exhale as you come up and inhale as you move downwards towards the starting position.
Repeat the process several times until you feel and effect on your abdominal muscles.
You can as well as weight to increase the challenge and get results within a short time. However, only do this under trainerís authorization.
Muscles to be focused by Stomach Crunches

Rectus abdominis
Transverse abdominis
Abdominal Muscles

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