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Crunch (Oblique)

Target Muscles: Internal and external oblique, rectus abdominis Starting Position: 1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet either resting on a  bench or flat on the floor. 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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