ABS (RECTUS ABDOMINIS, TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS)
Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat, and hands resting behind your ears. draw inward with your abs (A).
initiate action from your core and simultaneously bring your elbows and knees together, attempting to touch them above your navel (B). HARD
Pause at the highest point and contract your abs deeply.
Slowly release, lowering your upper and lower body simultaneously, allowing your arms to return to the starting position in contact with the floor (A). EASY
Why It’s Perfect for You
This is a great basic movement that strengthens torso flexion. Crunch-type movements are valuable for both core contractibility and appearance as long as other core movements complement them. This is the only traditional crunch of the five core movements in this section.