Exercise of the Month: Ab Crunches with Side Twist

December 2017

This exercise will strengthen your abdominal muscles.

  1. Begin by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.

  2. Put your palms under your head and press your lower back down. 

  3. Rest one ankle on your knee.

  4. Contract abdominal muscles and raise first your head, tucking your chin slightly. Then continue with raising your neck, shoulders and upper back off the floor and twisting to the left and right after reaching the top of the movement.


  1. Keep your neck in line with your spine.
  2. Don’t hold your breath. 
  3. Keep your chest and shoulders open and your elbows out of your line of vision.
  4. Repeat with other ankle on knee.

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