Quote: "Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick." - Bruce Lee
The Abdominal Crunch is a great bodyweight exercise to strengthen your abs and bring them out for summer. Like most bodyweight exercises, the Abdominal Crunch does not require any equipment and can be performed anywhere.
Remember, that performing Abdominal Crunches alone will not bring out your abs. Bringing out your abs so that they can be seen can be done by eating clean food and engaging in high intensity interval training. This form of training combines cardiovascular training and strength training performed at a high level of intensity.
If you want a greater challenge, the Abdominal Crunch can be varied by placing a weight on the chest to increase resistance, a Swiss-ball to assist in stabilising the core and abdominals. Other variables that can be used are Reverse Crunches and Twisting Crunches.
Benefits of the Abdominal Crunch
There are many benefits to doing the Abdominal Crunch. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
Health Related Benefits:
Performance Related Benefits
How to Perform an Abdominal Crunch
Abdominal Crunch Dos
Abdominal Crunch Don’ts