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Vertical Leg Crunch

Build core strength with this tough crunch

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Updated August 26, 2013

Vertical Leg Crunch

Vertical Leg Crunch

E. Quinn
The vertical leg crunch is another effective move for the rectus abdominis, the external obliques and internal obliques.

How to Do it

  • Lie on your back and extend the legs up with knees slightly bent.
  • Contract your abs and raise up until your shoulder blades leave the floor.
  • Keep your chin up; don't pull on your neck.
  • Keep your legs in a fixed position.
  • Lift your torso toward your knees.
  • Lower and repeat for 12-16 reps.

Also See:
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