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Crunches and sit ups

  • Warm up before beginning resistance training.
  • Maintain good posture; unlock your knees, keep your feet shoulder width apart, head up and chin in.
  • Always remember to breath out on exertion, never hold your breath.
  • Tighten stomach and squeeze through your glutes to support your spine throughout the exercise.
  • Complete each action in a slow and controlled manner.
  • During crunches and sit ups focus on drawing your ribs towards your hips and your belly button to your back and pulling your shoulder back and down.
  • Start off with sits up and crunches completed on a flat surface and slowly progress to more difficult exercise, relative to your personal abilities.
  • When using weights ensure that only light weights are used.
  • Complete a cool down with stretches at the end of your workout.