Long Arm Crunch
Most people know that there are many different exercises for targeting the midsection, but it seems that none of us know all of them. The Long Arm Crunch is one abdominal exercise that perhaps only a small minority of individuals know about. This routine is, of course, based upon the original crunch routine, but its potential to flatten tummy regions may be a bit different. The Long Arm Crunch could be a good option for individuals who tend to strain their necks while doing a normal crunch.
The Long Arm Crunch begins like a normal abdominal crunch, with the individual’s back lying flat, feet also placed flat on the ground, and knees bent. However, instead of placing the hands behind the head, the participant extends his or her arms upward in the air before lifting the upper body forward in order to contract the abdominal muscles. Performing the crunch with arms stretched out keeps the participant from pulling on the head and from relying on momentum to complete the repetition. As with any other crunch routine, the Long Arm Crunch can be repeated a number of times so as to truly help the participant flatten tummy muscles and burn calories.