Squirm Crunch

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep your back straight throughout

Squirm Crunch

This exercise targets your entire core abdominals area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Sit on the ground, leaned back to a 45 degree angle. Straighten your arms out to your sides at shoulder height and parallel to the floor. Bend your knees and lift your legs so that your heels are several inches off the floor, keeping your legs shoulder width apart.

  1. 1 With one hand, twist and reach under your legs to touch the opposite heel. Exhale and contract your abdominals while doing this. On the twist, your opposite arm will end up going behind you slightly.
  2. 2 Inhale and return back to starting position. Repeat with the opposite hand.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, alternating hands.

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