Long Arm Crunch
The long arm crunch is yet another variation to the basic abdominal
With this stomach exercise, you are keeping your lower body stationary
and lifting the upper body.
This will contract the rectus abdominus muscles and helps tone your
This move can be done with straight legs on the floor.
However, to better support your lower back, it's best if you bend your
knees and keep your feet flat on the floor.
This fourth video in the abdominal crunches series focuses primarily on
the upper abs.
It will also work the lower abs to some extent.
To see the
other abdominal crunches, use the next or previous buttons below the
Exercise #4- Long Arm Crunch
You can add additional weight to this stomach workout,
Adding additional resistance will increase the intensity of this
to do the Long Arm Crunch
Lie on the floor with back flat to the floor,
knees bent and feet on the floor.
You can also keep your legs
straight on the ground, however bending your knees can provide more
support to the lower back.
- Place your hands straight out behind your head.
Clasp your hands together, keeping your arms next to your
- Using your ab muscles and not momentum, lift
your shoulder blades up off the floor keeping your arms next to your
- Hold for one second at the top of the move and
slowly return to starting position.
- Repeat for 8 to 15 reps.
Note: If you feel pressure or pain in your neck, just take
one hand and place it behind your head for additional support, keeping
one arm straight.
Click on the exercise video below to see a demonstration of this
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Weight Loss Workouts
Once you are done giving your stomach a workout, check out these
example workouts. You can select from beginners or more advanced levels.
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helpful tips. This article will help you find the right exercise environment that
works best for you.
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