crunches

Are you having issues with firming up your midsection, but not sure where to start? Have you seen some people doing partial sit-ups or crunches on the floor, but don’t know how? Then, I’m going to give you simple instructions over the next few weeks to cut down your waistline without killing yourself.

Crunches

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  1. Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the ground.
  2. Gently place your fingertips behind your head with your elbows pulled back.
  3. Slowly press your ribs upward, pause at your highest position, then slowly return to the start position.
  4. For a challenge, extend your arms above your head.

This movement might be a bit remedial for some, but it is certainly fundamental to any workout program. Over the next couple weeks, I’ll shoot you a few other exercises to tighten up your stomach without flopping around on the floor for hours at a time.

Well, that’s all I have for you today! Be sure to tune in again this Thursday as I share another core exercise for you to use in your routine right now. Be sure to scroll up and subscribe to this blog for post notifications. I promise, no scams here. The blog subscription is merely for blog notifications, that’s all. By the way, did you miss last week’s post on pull-ups? See more here.

Till later, get out there and rule your day!


This blog post proposes exercise recommendations and all readers should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise program, if you experience any discomfort, pain or duress, stop immediately and consult your physician. The author of this blog post disclaims any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area used should be thoroughly inspected in advance as free of danger, flaw or compromise and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog and waives the equipment manufacturer, makers, and distributors of the equipment of all liabilities.

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Dale L. Roberts

My name is Dale Lewis Roberts and I'm an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, Certified, with an ACE specialty certification in Senior Fitness. Since beginning my personal training career in 2006, I have earned numerous certifications in personal training, yoga, nutritional coaching, among others. I have worked with hundreds of clients with a variety of health & fitness goals.

While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.
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