Starfish Crunch

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time, especially during the crunch
  • Control the motion – do not swing your arms and legs towards each other

Starfish Crunch

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

Muscle Group

Abdominals

Frequency

1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week

Equipment

None

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low

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: Lay flat on your back. Extend your arms over your head and spread your legs out so that your body forms an "X" on the ground.

  1. 1 Simultaneously lift one arm and the opposing leg, reaching across and touching your fingers to your ankle. Exhale during the crunch. Keep the arm and leg not being used on the ground.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower back to staring position. Repeat the motion using the opposite arm and leg.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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