Vertical Leg Crunch
When it comes to finding ways of how to flatten tummy regions, the need to establish some worthwhile exercise routines pretty much goes without saying. Yet, as people look to figure out which routines will be profitable, they may be in the dark a bit. One abdominal toning exercise is known as the vertical leg crunch, and it aims to improve upon the original crunch so as to focus the toning and strengthening effects on the muscles of the sides of the abdomen, as well as those in the middle.
The vertical leg crunch begins like a normal crunch. Yet after lying flat on the floor the user then raises his or her lower body to a vertical position, keeping the knees bent only slightly. From this position the individual can begin actually doing the vertical leg crunch, which involves lifting the upper body enough to contract the muscles of the midsection. Keeping the legs raised high in the air is what makes the vertical leg crunch unique and what makes it potentially able to flatten tummy muscles along the sides of the midsection. These muscles are known as the obliques, and when individuals perform the vertical leg crunch correctly and consistently, the oblique muscles should end up benefiting in terms of toning, firming, and strengthening.