Workout for abdominal muscles – targeting side and upper abs with cross-body crunch

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This exercise targets: abdominal muscles, especially side abdominals
For this exercise, you will need: an exercise mat

Lie flat on your back with your fingers behind your ears. Bend your knees about 60 degrees, keeping your feet flat on the floor and your shoulders wide apart.

Curl up and bring your left shoulder across your body while bringing your right knee in toward the left shoulder at the same time. Return to the starting position and repeat the same movement on the other side. Continue alternating sides in this manner.

Tips:
You can also do all of your repetitions for one side and then switch to the other side.
Perform up and side motion and try to bring your shoulders toward your knee, not your elbows.
Squeeze your abdominal muscles every time you bring your shoulder toward your knee.
Breathe naturally and do not hold your breath.
Exhale during the effort or lifting phase and inhale during the lowering phase.

Beginners: 10 repetitions on each side
Intermediate level: 15 repetitions on each side
Advanced level: 20 repetitions on each side

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natalie mccoy says:

yeah itd be great if i could even do that in the first place

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