Developing the Muscles of the Core/Abdomen

Back to the Muscle Group

1)      Start by laying flat on the

floor or a mat. For added difficulty hold your knees in an upright position throughout the exercise.


2)      Hold your arms across your chest, or for added resistance hold a small weight plate. Begin by crunching upwards bringing your upper back about 4 inches off the ground.

3)      Contract and squeeze

your abdominal muscles

right as you reach your maximum range of motion. 


4)      Always try to keep from jerking or using momentum so you can better target the muscles involved.



Muscles Worked:

      Abdominals (Mid and Upper)