what you focus on you create more of
Here is the basic crunch. Lay down and pull your belly button to your spine so that your lower back is flat on the floor. Knees are bent, feet hip width apart and close to your butt. Hands are behind the head, or fingertips at temples. Keep your chin off your chest and your elbows back. Use your core to lift your chest, keeping your neck neutral. Look between your knees and exhale on the exertion.
The standing crunch is a good one for people who don't want to lay down or are scared of pulling on their neck. Stand with feet hip-width apart and fingertips at temples. Neck is neutral. Each time you bring your knee up, pull your belly in to contract your abdominals.
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Kim is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and group fitness instructor. She is a mom of two grown kiddos, and a former elementary school teacher. Most days, she can be found training clients, prepping food, thinking about food, or writing about food. She is also obsessed with mindset and habits. She is a 9w1 on the enneagram.