Learn How to Do Crunches
Learn the Many Different Ways to Do Crunches
On this site you will learn how to do crunches, and you will also learn many different ways to do crunches to work your stomach, upper abs, lower abs, obliques, and love handles.
Crunches are the most popular ab exercise, and there are many different ways you can perform crunches. You can do regular crunches on the floor or regular crunches on a stability ball or bosu ball.
You can focus more on the obliques and the sides of your waist by doing various types of oblique crunches or side crunches. And, you can add a little extra emphasis to the lower abs by doing different types of reverse crunches.
Below are links to pictures of the different ways you can do crunches. Click on the links
Different Types of Crunches on the Floor
Regular Crunches on the Floor
Oblique Crunches on the Floor Legs Crossed and Feet Flat
Bicycle Crunches on the Floor One of my favorite ab exercises!
Lower Ab Crunches on the Floor Reverse Crunches and Double Crunches
Side Crunches on the Floor
Crunches with Heel Touches and the Feet off the Floor
Alternating Oblique Crunches with Heel Touches and the Feet off the Floor
Various Types of Crunches on a Stability Ball
Stability Ball Crunches Regular Crunches and Oblique Crunches
Side Crunches on a Stability Ball
Cable Crunches on a Stability Ball
Oblique Cable Crunches on a Stability Ball
Crunches on a Bosu Ball
Regular Crunches on the Bosu Ball
Lower Ab Crunches on the Bosu Ball
Crunches and 1 Leg Combo and Side Crunches on a Bosu Ball
3 Crunch Variations on a Bosu Ball
Crunches on a Bosu Ball with the Feet off the Floor
Oblique Crunches on a Bosu Ball with the Feet off the Floor
Bicycle Crunches on a Bosu Ball with the Feet off the Floor
Crunches with a Medicine Ball
Medicine Ball Crunches on the Floor and on a Stability Ball
Medicine Ball Crunches on a Ball with Throws
Reverse Crunches with a Medicine Ball Between the Knees
Other Ways to Do Crunches
Cable Crunches Kneeling Cable Crunches and Lying Cable Crunches
Reverse Crunches and Bicycle Crunches with Ankle Weights
Decline Reverse Crunches on a Bench
Reverse Crunches with a Stability Ball and Push Crunches with the Ball
Dumbbell Crunches On a Stability Ball and On the Floor
Incline Crunches on a Bench
Leg Raises and Crunches Combo on the Floor
1 Leg Raises and Crunches Combo on the Floor
Oblique Cable Crunches on the Floor
Incline Crunches on a Bench
Stick Crunches on the Floor
1 Leg Stick Crunches on the Floor
The pages above will teach you how to do crunches using many different tools. If you don't have fancy exercise equipment, don't worry about it. You can do different types crunches on the floor.
I am a huge fan of the stability ball and the bosu ball, so after you master crunches on the floor, learn how to do crunches on a stability ball. Because the stability ball and bosu ball are contoured they increase your range of motion which increases the muscle work. Also, because the balls are unstable, your ab muscles will work harder to maintain your stability.
Choose your favorite types of crunches and make up your own ab workouts, or try one of the free ab workouts on this site. Or visit the picture directory of abdominal exercises to see all the ab exercises on this site.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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