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Known for ages to strengthen the abs, abdominal crunch is one of the more physically demanding exercises, that requires significant strength and abdominal trunk control. Usually performed by a patient for whom the Reverse Abdominal Crunches  are becoming too easy and she wants to move on to more advanced trunk strengthening.

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  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.

  • Place your hands behind your head so your thumbs are behind your ears.

    Don’t lace your fingers together. Alternatively cross the arms on your chest.

  • Hold your elbows out to the sides but rounded slightly in.

  • Tilt your chin slightly, leaving a few inches of space between your chin and your chest.

  • Strongly pull your abdominals inward.

     
  • Curl up and forward so that your head, neck, and shoulder blades lift off the floor.

  • Hold for a moment at the top of the movement and then lower slowly back down.

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Your own physical condition and diagnosis may require specific modifications or precautions. Before undertaking any course of self-treatment you should consult a doctor or a physiotherapist.

 


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