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Abdominals Tuck Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • A good rule with this exercise is to have your thumbs always touch your neck
  • Don't swing your legs, keep them in position

Abdominals Tuck Crunches

This exercise targets your middle and upper abdominals and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Middle & Upper Abdominals


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Middle & Upper Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Middle & Upper Adbominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your head on the floor and your legs slightly less than 90 degrees. Keep your knees slightly bent and cross your arms over your chest, elbows pointing to the ceiling, one hand on each shoulder.

  1. 1 Exhaling, lift your head and shoulders off the floor and crunch up towards your torso. Your elbows should touch the middle of your thighs at the top of the movement and your back should stay on the floor at all times. Focus on contracting your abdominals and using them to control the movement.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your body to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.