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Ab Exercises

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Combo Crunch

The combo crunch emphasizes both the upper and lower region of the abdominal. Although the full length of the muscle is contracting, the exercise should be performed slowly to emphasize isolating the lower region of the abdominal.

 

Combo Crunch Step 1

Step 1
Lie on your back with your legs elevated, knees bent, and ankles crossed. Place your hands behind your head. Keep your head and neck in alignment as you perform the exercise.

 

Combo Crunch Step 2

Step 2
Slowly and gently contract the upper body toward the lower body while lifting the hips off the floor. Slowly lower to starting position. Repeat for 8 times and progress to 3 sets of 8 times.

 

 

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