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Abdominal Crunch Machine Exercise

Abdominal Crunch Machine

Starting Position Lie on your back with your head on the head rest, knees bent and feet on the foot rest. Keep your lower back flat against the pad under you, and place elbows on pads, gripping handlebar lightly.

Action EXHALE: Use the abdominals to lift your shoulder blades upward, while keeping the head and neck against the pad for support.

INHALE: Slowly return back down to the start position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Keep your lower back flat--make sure it does not arch. Keep your head and neck relaxed into the support. Focus on using the abs, not just the upper body, to lift.

Muscles Worked: Abs