Exercise Guide

Diagonal Crunch

Rectus Abdominis
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optional:Fitness Mat
Variations available (16)
Starting PositionExecution

Starting Position

  • lay down your back on a fitness mat or the ground
  • put the head to the ground, too
  • bend the knees into a 90 degree angle
  • put one foot to the ground
  • the other one rests at the knee with bent leg
  • one knee points outwards now
  • hold the fingers to the temples
  • the elbow point outwards

Correct Execution

  • slowly guide the opposite elbow to upper knee
  • the shoulder lifts off the ground
  • the other one sticks to the ground
  • try to hold the head in extension to the spine
  • hold the contraction for a moment
  • guide the body back again, but do not rest it on the ground, guide it back up again right away instead
  • afterwards, switch the sides and repeat several times
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