Abs crunch

The abs crunch exercise is performed on an exercise mat and it works the abdominal muscles

Primary Muscle(s):   Rectus abdominis


Starting Position

  • Lie on your back with your legs bent at a 90-degree angle and feet flat on the floor
  • Place your hands by the side of your head

Exercise Movement

  • Curl your head and shoulders up and flex the spine about 20-30 degrees
  • Pause briefly, then slowly return to the starting position
  • Repeat as necessary keeping the movement smooth and continuous


*Variation: Arm positions may be used to change the intensity of the exercise*

→ Alternative – Abs Crunch on ball