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Exercise: "Crunches: Legs Straight (abs)" by Sruthan Wants Abs


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Crunches: Legs Straight is a leg-position variation on the tradition crunch. By using different leg positions in your crunches workouts, you challenge the abs from a slightly different angle from the other positions, which results in more, faster muscle growth and less likelihood of hitting a plateau where results become slower. All crunches primarily target the upper abs (rectus abdominis).

Start by lying on your back with your hands either behind your ears, crossed on your chest, or extended in front of you, whichever feels best and most stable to you. Keep your legs on the ground extended straight with knees neither bent nor locked. You can optionally raise your legs an inch or two off the ground if it helps keep your abs firm throughout the reps. Using your upper abs, raise your shoulders and torso well off the ground, keeping the small of your back stable on the floor. Keep your head and neck in neutral straight alignment, and try not to bend or stretch at the neck. Hold a contraction of the abdominal muscles for a count of two at the top of the motion, then lower back slowly, lightly touching your shirt, hair, or skin to the ground without resting the weight of your torso -- you want to keep constant tension on your abs throughout all repetitions.

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