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Exercise: "Crunches: Knees Up (abs)" by Sruthan Wants Abs


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Crunches: Knees Up is a leg-position variation on the traditional crunch. Using different leg positions causes the muscles to grow faster because the angle and leverage challenges the abs differently. Like the other crunches, this exercise targets the upper abs.

Lie on your back and lift your legs by bending up at the hips so that your thighs are vertical (perpendicular to the floor), with knees bent at a 90 degree angle so that your calves are parallel to the floor. Your feet will be up at an even height with your knees.

The movement is a regular crunch. Choose a hand position -- hands lightly cupped behind ears or neck, or crossed on your chest. For each rep, lift your shoulders well off the ground using your abs, and hold the muscle contraction at the top of the movement for a count of two. Do not rest at the bottom -- you want to keep a constant tenstion on your abs, so just touch lightly without dropping your weight.

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