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Fab Abs!

Do you perform abdominal crunches correctly?  Ask your trainer or knowledgeable friend to check out your crunch form.  Here are some crunch “how to” items to keep in mind:

* Keep your lower back pressed firmly against the floor through the entire exercise.

*  Keep your neck and head in a neutral position.  Do not bend your neck forward as you crunch upward.  To keep your neck stable, imagine you are gripping a grapefruit between your chin and upper chest.

* If you clasp your hands behind your head, don’t move your elbows inward as you crunch.  If you are a beginning cruncher, you may find it easier to keep your arms straight at your sides or folded across your chest.

* Focus on tightening the top section of your abdominal muscles to perform the crunch.

* Strive to lift your shoulder blades off the floor.  You are NOT looking for a big, dramatic motion.  A slight lift rather than a jerky upward motion is your goal.

Feeling the tightening of your abdominal muscles is a great feeling! 

Believe In Yourself,

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