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Raised-Legs Crunch

The raised-legs crunch exercise increases strength in the lower back and the entire core. The exercise also improves stability in the spine and hips. Keeping your legs raised increases total tension and time under tension on your abs, which helps activate more muscle fibers in your six pack region.

Instructions

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    Lie flat on your back with your legs fully extended toward the ceiling.
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    Crunch toward the ceiling and reach your hands to your feet. Lower your torso to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Roll your hips towards your chest to squeeze your abs harder.
  • Raise your hands, shoulders, and head in one motion.
  • Do not let your upper back round as you raise your arms toward your feet.