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Crunch With Lifted Legs

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle
auxiliary muscles:ObliquesMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (16)
Starting PositionExecution

General and Specifics

  • with this exercise, you can set some new impulses, because the legs are hovering across the floor, there is tension on the abs the whole time, this ab exercise is a great alternative to the Crunch

Starting Position

  • lay your back on a fitness mat or the ground
  • the legs are stretched out
  • hold the fingers at the temples or cross them in front of your chest

Correct Execution

  • lift the legs a bit, so that there is a small distance between your heels and the ground
  • hold the legs in this position, while you slowly lift the upper body
  • the lower back always is on the floor
  • head and spine are in a line
  • try to lift the upper body as much as possible
  • hold the final position for a moment
  • come back to the starting position and do several reps without interruption

tip for the workout

  • stretch out the arms behind your head to impede the abs workout