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Crunch (Decline Bench Oblique)

Target Muscles: Internal and external oblique, rectus abdominis Starting Position: 1. Lie flat on your back on a decline bench with  your ankles under the pads that hold you in. 2. Place your left hand by the side of your head, and your right hand on  the floor for support. The Movement: 1. Lift your left shoulder diagonally, aiming it towards your right knee. 2. Hold for two counts; then slowly return to your starting position. 3. After completing the required number of repetitions, repeat the  exercise on the other side. Tips: • Imagine your rib cage rotating to the side as you curl up. • Lead with your shoulder rather than your elbow. • Make sure you lower your upper body slowly back to the floor. • Do not twist your head, only your torso. . Exhale as you contract your  abdominals.
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