2nd October 2019

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What are the benefits of doing crunches?

Core Benefits. As a core-training exercise, crunches help improve your balance by strengthening your abdominal muscles. Strong core muscles improve your posture, which helps you function efficiently in everyday life and in sporting events. A healthy posture also helps prevent lower back pain and muscle injury.

Keeping this in view, what muscles does a side crunch work?

In addition to your obliques, two other muscles engage during the oblique crunch. These muscles assist your obliques to complete the crunch. Your rectus abdominis, another abdominal muscle, works to bring your ribs toward your thighs. Your iliopsoas, one of your hip flexors, helps with flexing and rotating your spine.

How do you do an oblique crunch?

Start out by lying on your right side with your legs lying on top of each other. Make sure your knees are bent a little bit. Once you are in this set position, begin by moving your left elbow up as you would perform a normal crunch except this time the main emphasis is on your obliques.

What is a twisting crunch?

Crunches with Twist. Starting Position Lie on the floor or a mat on your back, with knees bent and hands behind head. Feet should be flat on the ground. Action EXHALE: As you lift up, rotate upper body toward one side, then rotate back to center.
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