Monday, November 16, 2015

Crunch (Oblique)


Target MusclesInternal and external oblique, rectus abdominis
Starting Position:
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet either resting on a  bench or flat on the floor.
2. Place your left hand by the side of your head, and your right hand on  the floor for support.
The Movement:
1. Lift your left shoulder diagonally, aiming it towards your right knee.
2. Hold for two counts; then slowly return to your starting position.
3. After completing the required number of repetitions, repeat the  exercise on the other side.
Tips:
• Imagine your rib cage rotating to the side as you curl up.
• Lead with your shoulder rather than your elbow.
• Make sure you lower your upper body slowly back to the floor.
• Do not twist your head, only your torso. . Exhale as you contract your  abdominals.