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Resisted Abs Crunch With Bands
Area Targeted: Middle Abs
Resisted Abs Crunch With Tube Bands is THE best way to add resistance to your crunches. Normally crunches are limited to the resistance of your body weight and gravity. However, since bands can produce tension from any angle at any height, you can additional resistance for a greater challenge. Greater challenge to the muscle = Better Results.
Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the bottom of the door.
Bands: Attach each end of the band(s) to an ankle strap.
Body Positioning: Grip an ankle strap, or handle in each hand and lay on the floor facing away from the door with your knees bent, and feet flat on the floor. Lay far enough away from the door so that the bands are starting to stretch. Keep your arms straight, tight to your body and your palms facing down.
Raise your body and crunch up, moving the ankle straps or handles 3 to 4 inches towards your heels.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
1. Keep your arms down.
2. Think about moving your rib cage towards your pelvis as you crunch up.
Standing Abs Crunch