Supine Crunch Exercise
A supine crunch is an effective core strengthening exercise that targets the rectus abdominis muscle group. This exercise is performed while lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. The supine crunch involves lifting your upper back off the floor towards your knees while keeping your lower back in contact with the floor.
To perform a supine crunch, start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head and contract your abdominal muscles to lift your head and shoulders off the ground. Keep your elbows wide and pointing outwards to prevent your neck from straining.
Exhale as you lift your head and shoulders, and inhale as you lower them back to the starting position. Focus on engaging your abs and avoiding any jerky or sudden movements. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Supine crunches are a great way to improve core strength and stability, which can help prevent back pain and improve posture. They are also a low-impact exercise that can be modified to suit your fitness level. Beginners can start with fewer repetitions and work up to more as they gain strength, while more advanced exercisers can add weight or resistance to increase the challenge.
Incorporating supine crunches into your workout routine can help you achieve a stronger, more toned core, which can improve your overall fitness and well-being.
Note: you can also do an oblique crunch by reaching the outside of the opposite side of one knee. Typically hold it for 2-3 seconds. Do the entire sequence on each side for 10-15 repetitions.
These exercises are to improve health and fitness.
If you have an injury or illness, consult with a health care professional before attempting.