As individuals sort through the wide range of abdominal exercises available to them, they may decide to consider using a routine such as the Half Curl in order to help them flatten tummy areas. The Half Curl is a fairly straightforward workout that does not require much instruction and no external equipment, per se.
In order to flatten tummy muscles by means of the half curl, one begins with his or her body in a basic crunch position. With back flat on the floor and knees bent so that the feet are also flat on the floor, the individual then places his or her palms on the thighs, with arms stretched forward. The participant then performs an otherwise normal crunch or curl, lifting the shoulders off the ground until the palms slide all the way up to the knees. By refraining from placing the palms behind the head, the participant should be more likely to avoid placing undue strain on the neck, which is often caused by pulling on the back of the head and dropping the chin. Being careful to avoid these pitfalls should make one’s use of the Half Curl beneficial and worthwhile, and it should promote significant abdominal toning.