Exercise of The Week: Reverse crunch
This week we will have a little fun with our abs 🙂 At the end of this month I am making a 30 day challenge and this lovely exercise is going to be part of it. I love this one because it really targets that belly area under the belly button..which is a pain to target. Do not be deceived…it looks easy but after doing a few of them you will curse my name 😛
You start off by laying down on the ground with your hands flat at your side, palms down. Raise your legs up to a 90 degree angle like in picture A. Now, raise your hips and bottom off the ground and crunch them inwards like in B. Make sure that you are flexing your ab muscles to get the best out of this exercise. Hold it for 10 seconds and slowly lower your legs down until your ankles almost touch the floor like in C. Go back to start position. That is 1 rep. If you are just beginning try just doing 2 sets of 10. As it becomes a little easier (this will take some time) you can add more reps and sets. That’s it nothing to it!
Make it harder: There is always one in the bunch that wants a bigger challenge. Please be extra careful with this one! Do the exercise as explained but place a 2-5 lb weight between your shoes. Make sure that you have a good grip (I don’t think that is the proper word when talking about your feet but you know what I mean) so that when you raise your hips this doesn’t hit your face.
~Keep Moving Forward~
~Coming July 30th: 30 Day Ab Challenge~Other Exercises: Single Leg Deadlift Basic Plank Bent Over Row Shoulder Press Bicep Curl Basic Lunge Frog Jump Jackknife sit-up 30 Day Fitness Challenges: Mountain Climber Tricep Dip Jackknife sit ups Russian Twist Squats Dumbbell squat thrust
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