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Full Crunch (Training with Your Own Body Weight)

The most basic abdominal exercises today are Crunches. Together with proper eating habits, Crunches can really make your abdominal muscles toned and firm. Strong stomach muscles can help a lot in preventing back-related problems and in improving your posture. Moreover, you will be able to get rid of flabs and unwanted fat, making you look good and feel good about yourself.

The Full Crunch is the most advanced exercise that works on your stomach muscles. It targets the entire stomach area by combining the Basic Crunch and the Reverse Curl.

STEP 1: Lie on your back (on the mat or on the floor) and raise your legs, knees bent. Place your hands by your ears.
STEP 2: Curl your legs and pelvis towards your ribcage. Simultaneously, curl your shoulders forward. Be sure not to strain the muscles in your neck.

Don’t forget to suck in your gut so that your lower back presses against the mat or floor. Work through the entire exercise slowly and steadily, without heaving yourself up or flopping down.

Whether you prefer working with Free Weights, Weights on Gym Machines or just with Your own Body Weight, the important thing to do is to start realistically and keep at it – at all costs.

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