Monday, July 11, 2011

How To Do Bench Crunches

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Do you want tight abs? Sure you do. Well, the only way to get them is to train them (likewise, the only way that anyone will be able to see them is when you have low body fat). Today, I'm going to show you how to do bench crunches. This is a simple abs exercise that you can do at home, the gym or just about anywhere. 

How To Do Bench Crunches

You'll need a bench or chair for this exercise. Sit down on the edge of the bench and fully extend your legs. Allow one inch between the heels of your feet and the floor. Now grasp the sides of the bench with both hands. Pull your legs in toward your chest, bending your knees as you bring them in close. Now extend your legs again. That's one rep. Do a total of one hundred reps to get the most benefit out of bench crunches. You can split these into multiple sets performing ten to fifteen reps at a time. If you're in good shape you should be able to finish them in no more than two sets. You can also increase the difficulty of the exercise by holding a dumbbell in each hand. This will give your shoulders and wrists a bit of a workout, too. You should incorporate ab exercises into your regular routine because their enormous benefits including:

  • strong core
  • good posture
  • increases your height 
When you have strong abs you can deadlift and squat more weight. On top of this, strong abdominal muscles are less prone to back problems. This is very important for guys who spend a lot of time sitting at an office desk or in the classroom. So don't put them off. They're important, so do them.

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