Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crunching FORM

Have you ever watched other people at the gym do crunches?
Does it make you wonder what do they think is happening from this frantic flailing around on the floor? 
HERE IS A LITTLE TIP:
Your abdominals are not located in your neck.

For the best results your body requires little movement 
but the right activation.
That is why the plank is such a great tool for toning your tummy!

Anytime you are laying on your back to do crunches 
keep your elbows open.
Cradle the base of your head with tour hands,
and lift your CHIN to the CEILING.
CHIN to CHEST movements only work your neck.
Dig the lower back into the floor,
and work with your breath for optimal results.
Inhale on the way down exhale all the air out on the 
concentric movement/the crunch.

If you are doing lower abs with your legs raised,
 most of the same rules apply.
-lower back into the floor
 -chin off of the chest
Visualize your bottom rib getting closer to your hip bone 
as you crunch your lower abs.

Remember, 
it isn't about how high you can lift your tush off the ground.
But how controlled your movements are.

Again, work with your breath.

Crunches are not the only thing to work your "ABS"
We want to work toward a strong core...that also includes the rest of your trunk & back.

BIRD DOG
SUPERMAN
HALOS
MEDICINE BALL RAINBOWS

Try to incorporate these movements into your routine.
The TRX is "All core all the time",
and a great way to strengthen those abs without all the forward flexion!

COME TO CLASS!

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