Thursday, May 1, 2014

Abs exercise

Posting some information gathered from net.

Abs exercise :

Crunch Exercise

This is a great exercise that you can do at home or even in the privacy of your work space.  So, why did I choose the crunch over a regular sit-up?  At a certain point when you flex upwards, you stop working your abs and start working your hip flexors.  Do you want strong hip muscles or strong abs?  That’s what I thought!

abs-crunchesTo start, lay on your back with your knees flexed and your feet on the floor.  Put your hands either behind your head, at the side of your head, or crossed across your chest.  Keeping your midsection tight, slowly lift your shoulders off the floor and toward your knees.  Once you get up to a point when your shoulders are off the floor, slowly lower yourself back to the floor.  That’s one rep.  Pretty easy, right?

Things to remember are: 1) do not use your hands to lift your head as you can strain your neck muscles, 2) keep your lower back plastered to the floor – your upper back will curl upwards, but pretend like there is a string pulling your lower spine toward the floor and keep your spine glued to the floor, and 3) squeeze your abs at the top of the exercise.


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