How To Do A Crunch Properly | Beginners Tutorial
A fitness series aimed at those fantasising about a super-fit body thats tight and well toned but have no idea how to achieve it!
This is part of a series that teaches you the basics, the bare necessities of working out if you will.
Any good workout capable of sculpting your body into that of a marble statue will entail the basics, all of which are covered in this series.
This one specifically is all about crunches. So let me hear your abs cheer while we get right into it.
Get into position by laying with your back to the floor and with your feet on the floor and knees bent upward, keep your feet either close together or a little apart – whichever is simpler for you at the beginning stages.
Mind that neck now, because you don't want to get up of the floor with enviable abs that accompany a neck that doesn't know how to turn around.
DO NOT lace your fingers together, creating a support for your neck. Instead, place your thumbs behind your ears and the rest of your finger tips behind your head for support – this will ensure that your neck is taken care of throughout the process.
Now that you're ready to go, keep your chest open by keep your elbows apart and crunch upward using only the strength of your abdominal muscle. DO NOT attempt to get up by pushing your head up first as that is the wrong form and won't have any effect on your ab muscles.
Exhale on the way up, inhale on the way down and primarily use your core muscles to crunch.
To push yourself further, bring your legs off the ground and cross them at the ankles in table top position. Continue crunching the same way.
The recommended number of sets and repetitions:
For Beginners: 2 sets of 6 or 10 repetitions For Regulars: 2 sets of 25 repetitions
Keep going and show your abs the love they deserve!