Abdominal Workouts Atascadero CA

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K-Man Cyclery
(805) 461-8735
8641 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA
Grisanti Hardware
(805) 466-0553
5890 Entrada Ave
Atascadero, CA
Athletic Stuff
(805) 929-6871
Paso Robles, CA
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(805) 239-2463
170 Niblick Rd
Paso Robles, CA
First String Sports
(805) 369-0111
1335 Park St
Paso Robles, CA
Go for It Sports
(805) 466-2660
8040 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA
Soccer World
(805) 239-0915
1471 Creston Rd
Paso Robles, CA
John's Sporting Goods
(805) 238-5651
140 Capitol Hill Dr
Paso Robles, CA
K-Man Cyclery
(805) 237-2453
712 Paso Robles St
Paso Robles, CA
Harbor Gun Shop Inc
(805) 772-1000
505 Morro Bay Blvd
Morro Bay, CA

Abdominal Workouts

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Abdominal Workout

Supine Leg Lifts

(works the abdominals, hip flexors and obliques)
  • Lie flat on a bench with legs extended and grasp the edge (over your head) for support (Figure 01).
  • Raise the legs up at the waist/hips off the floor (don't swing the legs) (Figure 02).
  • Feel the crunch in your abdominals (Figure 03).
  • Lower the legs back down and repeat (Figure 01).

Variations of this exercise: lying floor leg raise, incline bench leg raise, hanging leg lifts.

Ab Crunch

(works the abdominals)
  • Lie flat on a mat (Figure 04).
  • Bend legs at the hips and knees (Figure 05).
  • Cross the arms over the chest (Figure 05).
  • Bend at the waist, raising your shoulders and upper body until you feel the crunch in your abs
    (Figure 06).
  • Lower the upper body down (Figure 05).
  • Repeat.

Variations of this exercise: lying floor leg raise, incline bench leg raise, hanging leg lifts.

After 4-6 weeks, change at least one of the following components:

  • Type or Weight of Resistance
  • Exercise
  • Positioning

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Twisting Crunches

(works the abdominals, obliques and hip flexors)
  • Lie flat on a floor mat with knees and hips bent.
  • Place both hands behind the head (Figure 07).
  • Twist the waist up towards the right knee so your left elbow almost touches it (Figure 08).
  • Lower the upper body down, untwisting the body (Figure 07).
  • Repeat in alternating twists.

Variations of this exercise: abdominal twist machine, weighted twist-ups, side crunches.