Abdominal Crunch

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 /videare becoming too easy and she wants to move on to more advanced trunk strengthening.

  • 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.


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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