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Muscles Used


  • Lie flat on your back with your hands on your head
  • Bend your knees up
  • Sit straight up
  • Crunch your abs aiming for your elbows to touch your thighs
  • Lower yourself so your upper back touches the floor
  • All movement should be generated by your abs, try to minimize the use of the hip flexors

Muscles involved

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Iliopsoas
— Phil @ 6:59 pm, May 31, 2006

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