Exercise Instructions:

  1. Lay flat on the floor.
  2. Bend your knees so you can place your feet flat on the ground.
  3. I like to start breathing out BEFORE the rep begins. This will create a better contraction for you at the top of every rep!
  4. Crunch up by squeezing your abs HARD, using your arms to reach for your knees. Don’t grab on, just tap them or get near them. It acts as a guide to make sure you’re not coming up too high (too much lower back), or too low (waste of time).
  5. Notice the slight movement at my hips (see video)? Every time I’m crunching up, I’m pushing my toes into the floor to tilt my pelvis up towards my abs. This gives an extra 20% contraction force to each repetition. Now you know.

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