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Exercise: "Crossovers (abs)" by Sruthan Wants Abs

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Begin in traditional crunch position -- lying on your back, knees bent, soles of feet on the floor. Then bring your left leg up so your left ankle rests on your thigh just below your knee. Cup your fingers gently behind your ears for the safest hand position. The motion is like a crunch with a twist. Raise your torso and shoulders off the floor using your abdominal muscles, and bring your right shoulder toward your left knee feeling your oblique abs giving the twist toward the left knee. Hold the muscle contration at the top for a count of two, the lower back down to starting position without resting your weight on the floor. Your shoulders should only touch lightly so that you keep a constant tension on the ab muscles throughout all reps.

After completing the desired number of reps on one side, switch to the other side -- bring your left leg down, knee bent, sole on floor, and lift your right ankle to cross onto your left thigh below the knee. Now you are lifting your torso with your abs and obliques with your left shoulder aiming toward your right knee. Hold the contraction at the top, and keep constant tension on the muscles.

Remember, 10 reps means 10 reps on each side, so complete 10 in a row in one direction before switching and performing 10 on the other side. Don't rest between sides. Also, don't always start on the same side, you can work your muscles more evenly if you keep switching it up.

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