The abdominal crunch is one of the most popular exercises to train the stomach, but like many other fitness exercises: It often happens that we make mistakes when performing it, especially if you do the exercise from home and do not have a trainer to help you correct incorrect postures or movements that could lead to injury in the long term.
What is a stomach cramp?
The abdominal crunch is a classic exercise for training the abdominal muscles, especially the upper part. Almost everyone who has ever played sports knows this exercise, but it is very easy to make mistakes when doing it. Poor execution will result in results not meeting expectations and can sometimes result in injury or discomfort.
How to perform this exercise correctly?
- Place the mat on the floor and lie on your back.
- Bend your legs and try to keep your feet and back flat on the floor..
- Place your hands under your neck and allow your elbows to open.
- From this position Begin the movement by bending your torso. Lift your head and shoulders slightly off the floor (as if you were trying to bring your ribs closer to your hips).
- If you perform the movement correctly, you should feel pressure in this area of the abdomen.
Building the abdominal muscles: This exercise is ideal for building upper abdominal muscles if done correctly. In any case, the visibility of this muscle depends on your diet.
Avoid back injuries: A strong, muscular stomach protects the back from short- and long-term injuries. Let’s say it is a seat belt intended primarily for the lower back. When performing movements that involve straining your back, a fit abs distributes the weight across both muscles and the lumbar region is not unduly impacted.