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Exercise: "Crunches: Bent Knee (abs)" by Sruthan Wants Abs

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This is probably the most traditional crunch position. Your knees are bent, and your feet are down with soles on the floor. Use your upper abs to lift your torso and shoulders up off the ground. Focus on your abs, and don't strain with your neck. At the top of the movement (torso is up), hold the muscle contraction for a count of two. Do not rest at the bottom of the movement -- you want to keep constant tension on your abs. That means the abs never let go or drop your weight onto the floor. At the bottom, your shirt might touch, but your shoulders should not let their weight all the way down -- just lightly touch.

You can use any hand-position that allows good technique and gives you the balance, resistence, or counter-weight you desire. Having your hands lightly cupped behind your ears with elbows relaxed down can work very well. It is usually better than behind the neck, which might encourage you to tug your head and body up. Crossed arms on your chest with your hands near opposite shoulders is another option. Find what works to focus the effort of your movement onto the targeted abs area (upper abs).

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