New Crunches For Firmer Abs

News and Advice
on September 7, 2008

This creative take on the crunch gives you tighter abs, a trimmer core, and stronger shoulders–no sweat.

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  1. Hold a one-liter water bottle filled to 3/4 in your right hand and support your neck and head with your left.
  2. Lift your left leg, pressing your lower back into the floor.
  3. Exhale and squeeze your abs into a crunch while reaching the water bottle toward the ceiling. The higher you reach, the better the results!
  4. Inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  5. Repeat for a total of 15-25 reps; switch sides for an additional 15-25 reps. Work up in 5-rep increments until you can do 50 on each side.
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