How to Do a Crunch Correctly, Ab Exercise, Fit How To

How to Do a Crunch Correctly, Ab Exercise, Fit How To

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The crunch is a classic abdominal exercise, but while you’re toning your abs you might be crunching your spine. Learn how to correct your form to work your abs more effectively while protecting your back with this quick video. Happy crunching!

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  1. can i do it on the bed?

  2. im sorry that is 90 degrees?

  3. Rawan Fish says:

    Great video!!! I loved the back on the floor advice!

  4. Aisha Dass says:

    Great video, thank you xx

  5. Alondra M. says:

    When I crunch I get neck and head pain how do I correct this

  6. Can i lick ur armpit?

  7. okay doing crunches is really hard… I have to do 300 a day! 🙁

  8. Mariose123 says:

    We can start on our back aswell ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  9. oh wow, that is totally NOT what i learned on P.E. back in the day! ty! that seems so much easy and less spine breaking 😮

  10. I do weighted crunches too. Should I turn when I do them or how else do I work my side abs.

  11. Thanks! I used to do 60 really fast but now 30 is a challenge when I do it slowly and properly.

  12. Oh my god its Joan Cusack's daughter!

  13. How should I breath while doing this? What is the technique?

  14. How should I breath while doing this? What is the technique?

  15. Tom Davies says:

    So if I keep doing this will I get muscular abs???

  16. J4m3z1 says:

    Good video, I just want to emphasize something.

    In most exercises, we are encouraged to keep our backs straight. But not with this exercise. I used to keep my back straight during the whole motion of the crunch (I do weighted crunches for bodybuilding) and I would feel lower back pain. Then I realized you have to contract your abs, so that they curl up. With a straight back comes straight abs. Don't do this. The lower back should only leave the floor or bench (or whatever surface you're using) later on in the crunch, not right from the beginning.

  17. My butt be in the way trying to do the hand behind head. I can't keep my back st8t with it in the way … Need tips.

  18. Juliet C says:

    I do this and it puts such a strain on my neck and breathing

  19. RGLHolmes says:

    You tell us about it then!

  20. Hey you forgot to mention inhaling and exhaling, it's quite important.

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