Abdominals Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • To increase intensity, come up so that the top of your head is pointing straight up
  • Be sure not to strain your neck

Abdominals Crunches

This exercise targets your middle and upper abdominals and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Middle & Upper Abdominals


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Middle & Upper Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Middle & Upper Adbominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Your feet should be shoulder width apart. Loosely lock your fingers behind your head, keeping your elbows out.

  1. 1 Keeping your hands behind your head, exhale and crunch up so that your shoulder blades barely come off of the floor. Your lower back should stay on the floor.
  2. 2 Inhale and return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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