This is day ten in the 30 Abs Exercises In 30 Days Series of articles.
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If you’re at all like me you get bored doing the same old abs exercises, if you get to them at all. For the next 30 days I’m going to give you a new abdominal exercise along with instructions on how to correctly perform the exercise!
Abs Exercise #10: The Toe Touch Crunch
The toe touch is the second exercise in the gold medal abs workout. The gold medal abs are a series of ab workouts developed by Olympic trainers.
You don’t need any extra equipment to perform this exercise, just yourself and the floor (or maybe a mat).
Here is the proper way to perform the toe touch crunch:
- Lie down on your back, making sure your back is firmly against the floor.
- Raise your legs up so that they are at a right angle with the floor (not everyone will be able to get them at exactly 90 degrees as you can see in video so just try your best).
- Extend your arms and crunch up, trying to touch your hands to your toes.
- Aim to complete 15-20 reps.
- If you can comfortably do this then try holding a dumbbell in both hand as you crunch up to make it more challenging.
Things to remember when doing the toe touch crunch:
- Try to keep your legs as straight as possible to make it harder.
- With every rep try to get your shoulders and chest further off the ground.
- Always use slow, smooth motions while lifting yourself up.
- Throughout the exercise, stay focused on your abdominal muscles.
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