Crunch with Straight Legs
the abdominal muscles
Exercise Mat and
a belt, rope, stick or rubber band
Lie down with legs straight and arms overhead a little wider than shoulder
width, holding a belt, rope, stick, or rubberband.
bring the arms forward as you curl the upper torso.
lower down to starting position.
the starting position with your arms overhead, make sure your lower back
is not overarching. To be in proper alignment, make sure the back of your
lower ribcage is touching the floor while still maintaining a natural
curve on your lower back.
Initiate the movement by sliding the front of your lower ribcage toward
the top of your hipbones. Your arms will follow naturally.
Exhale as you curl the upper torso; inhale as you return to starting position.
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