Straight Leg Crunches

by Erika Nicole Kendall

black-women-exercisingI’m always asked to spill my ab exercises – by one persistent visitor in particular *waving to Tracy* – so I figured, why not? This section of the site serves as a directory for me as much as it does for you. I’d like to go exercise shopping, too! LOL

Here are the straight leg crunches I do. I started off doing ten crunches… then 3 sets of ten… then I went up from there. Give ’em a shot!

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toyalise September 3, 2010 - 8:47 PM

great technique, but isn’t your chin supposed to be lifted and pointed outward??? your neck and shoulders will be DONE after 2 sets!

Erika September 3, 2010 - 8:59 PM

Try it – experiencing some type of tension in your neck and shoulders is going to exist regardless. Keeping your chin tucked is going to help you focus, so that you don’t wind up adding EXTRA tension and pressure on your back. It’s harder to hold your chin in an UNtucked position than otherwise if you are using your core – NOT the tension in your neck – to do the lifting, IMO.

Annette February 22, 2013 - 5:07 PM

Thanks for sharing it’s helping a lot with my digestion. I was doing a lot of lower abs. This helps a lot.

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