Leg Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time
  • Keep your knees slightly bent

Leg Crunches

This exercise targets your abdominals and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: Medicine Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your legs extended, knees slightly bent and heels touching the floor. Hold a medicine ball in both hands and extend your arms behind your head.

  1. 1 Simultaneously bring your hands holding the ball and your knees towards each other, raising your head and shoulders off the ground. Keep your back on the ground at all times. At the peak of the motion, place the ball in between your knees.
  2. 2 Lower down to starting position, keeping the ball inbetween your kness.
  3. 3 Repeat step one and grab the ball from inbetween your knees, returning it to the original starting position.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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