Bench crunch - this exercise can be performed with a twist at the top for a real abs workout.
Turning slightly will stress the oblique muscles of the waist.
|What you need for bench crunches :
- A bench
- OR similar height box
|how to do it
Adopt a position on your back lying on the exercise mat. Place your lower legs over the bench
Your bottom should be positioned close to the bottom of the bench. Place your arms straight out in front (or alternative)
From this start position inhale and begin to contract the abdominal muscles. You should begin to curl your torso up
Your back should be raised approximately 4" - 8" from the floor. Exhale. Hold for a count of two before lowering and repeating
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