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Floor Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time
  • Do not strain your neck

Floor Crunches

This exercise targets your abdominals and provides a low cardio benefit. It also works your obliques.

Muscle Group

Abdominals, Obliques


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals, Obliques

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Hold a medicine ball in both hands right underneath your chin, resting on your chest.

  1. 1 Exhale and raise your head and shoulders straight up in the air. Your back should never come off the ground and your chin should stay on the medicine ball.
  2. 2 Inhale and lower back down to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.