The basic abdominal crunch has been around for years. When done correctly, it is a good ab exercise to start with, before moving on to more advanced moves.

abdominal crunch

Step 1: Start by lying on the floor, with your back pressed against the floor. Your knees are bent, feet flat on the floor. Hands beside ears.

abdominal crunch

Step 2: Contract your abs and lift your shoulders up towards the ceiling. Focus on lifting your head and shoulders straight up and keep your eyes focused on the ceiling – look up, not forward – and do not pull on your head.

Lower back to the staring position, and repeat.

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