The Crunch Elbow to Knee Abs exercise is a great abdominal exercise for the Oblique muscles. It requires enough abdominal strength to hold your head and shoulders off the ground without stressing the lower back or neck.
To perform the exercise lie on your back and place your hands behind your head, extending your elbows out and lifting your head and shoulders off the ground. Extend both legs out about 6 inches off the ground. Now bend one knee in toward it's opposing elbow, twisting your body to get the elbow and knee as close as possible to each other. Then twist in the opposite direction bending the other knee in towards it's opposing elbow whilst extending the other leg at the same time. Exhale as you crunch the elbow to the knee and inhale as you come back to original position before twisting in the other direction.
Points to Remember
Do not pull on your neck.
Keep the abdominals contracted.
Keep shoulders off the ground.
Keep the lower back pressed into the ground.
Muscles used are the Obliques and Rectus Abdominis.
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