Exercises We Love: The Crunch

CrunchesWant a six-pack in a hurry? This exercise is for you.

Why Middlesexy Loves The Crunch: An exercise for strengthening that all-important core, The Crunch is a sit up-like exercise that does wonders for your pecs, abdomen and obliques, which are the muscles that surround the abs. Plus you don’t need any gear to do them.

How It Works: 

  • Lie flat on your back, then bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor. Keep your knees about hip width apart.
  • Fold your arms, Egyptian style, across your chest.
  • In a single motion, lift your shoulders to the ceiling. Important tips: Always keep your lower back on the floor, and try to keep looking at the ceiling.
  • Lower and repeat.