How do I perform a floor crunch?

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Toes are pointing ahead and feet are approximately shoulder-width apart. Arms are crossed on your chest. Draw your abs in by pulling the area just below your belly button toward your spine. Exhale and slowly crunch up lifting the upper body, thinking of bringing your lower ribs toward your hips. Hold the crunch position then slowly lower your upper body back to the floor, keeping your abs drawn in. Repeat for the required number of repetitions.

*Tip: To make this exercise more challenging, extend your arms out overhead.
Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet placed flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Place your arms across your chest, draw-in your navel and tuck in your chin. Slowly lift your shoulder blades off the ground by rolling your rib cage to the top of your pelvis (performing a crunch).  Return to the starting position and repeat.

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