Saturday, November 14, 2015

Crunch (Side)


Target MusclesInternal and external oblique, rectus abdominis
Starting Position:
1. Lie on the floor or on an abdominal bench on your side with your  knees slightly bent.
2. Place your top arm behind your head.
The Movement:
1. Slowly exhale as you raise your head and shoulders a short distance  off the floor or bench, aiming your ribs towards your top hip.
2. Hold for a count of two; then breathe in as you return to the starting  position.
3. Repeat for the required number of repetitions; then perform the  exercise on your other side.
Tips:
• Aim to reduce the space between your ribs and hips.
• Do not worry if you don't reach up very far - concentrate on feeling the  movement.
• Keep your head in line with your body ­ don't jerk it upwards.