Double Crunch

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Double Crunch Description

Step 1. Lie flat on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, and hands behind your head.

Step 2. Use your abdominal muscles to simultaneously raise your torso and legs off the ground until your elbows touch your knees. Do not use your arms to lift head up.

Step 3. Then, lower your torso and legs back down to the starting position.


The double crunch is a combination abdominal exercise that works the upper and lower abs. With the upper part of his body, the user performs a standard crunch, bringing his rib cage towards his pelvis. This movement engages the upper abs. With the lower part of his body, the user performs a bent-knee leg raise, bringing his knees towards his chest. This movement engages the lower abs. The knees and elbows should touch at the top of the exercise. This exercise is a safe exercise for those with back pain to perform.

Double Crunch 1

Double Crunch 2