Sit on the floor with your arms outreached in front of you, palms up (as if you are holding pizzas) and feet flat on the floor.
Lift your feet off the floor with your knees and ankles together. Pull your knees in towards your chest, then extend your legs as your body leans slightly back. Keep your feet chest high and your abs pulling your spine into a rounded position.
Rectus abdominis, Transverse abdominis
TIP: Try to keep your feet the same height as your knees for maximum workload, and pull your knees all the way in to your chest to challenge your abs.
Variations for Pizzaholders
This exercise is the opposite movement of a crunch because you curl your hips off the floor while leaving your head on the floor. It focuses on the lower region of your rectus abdominis.
A crunch combo, lifting your head and hips off the floor. These target the entire rectus abdominis and can be made more challenging by lifting your legs straight to the ceiling instead of keeping them bent.
The traditional crunch, these crunches can be done anywhere and work your rectus abdominis, aka your six-pack muscles.
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