Exercise Guide

Double Crunch

Rectus Abdominis
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optional:Fitness Mat
Variations available (16)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General And Specifics

  • this exercise is a combination of the Crunch and the Reverse Crunch
  • besides the upper and lower areas of the abs you can strengthen the hip flexors effectively

Starting Position

  • lay your back on the ground
  • cross the arm in front of your chest (easier) or hold the fingers at the temples (hands are not behind the head)
  • stretch out the legs
  • the feet are together
  • brace the abs and lift the feet slightly

Correct Execution

  • raise the shoulders while you bend the legs at the same time and bring the knees towards the chest
  • hold this position for a bit
  • do not lose the tension of the abs and come back to the starting position slowly
  • do not bring the head towards the chest
  • do several reps
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Rectus Abdominis, Core, Abs, Strength