Long Arm Crunch
This exercise involves lying on your back with your arms extended above your head and then lifting your upper body while reaching towards your toes. It primarily targets the abdominal muscles and can help improve core strength and stability.
Long Arm Crunch Instructions
- Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.
- Extend your arms straight up towards the ceiling, keeping them in line with your shoulders.
- Slowly lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground, while also lifting your arms towards your knees.
- Hold this position for a few seconds, making sure to keep your abs engaged.
- Slowly lower your head, neck, and shoulders back down to the ground, while also lowering your arms back towards the ceiling.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
Long Arm Crunch Form & Visual
Long Arm Crunch Benefits
- Targets the rectus abdominis muscle, which is responsible for the “six-pack” look
- Engages the upper body, including the shoulders and arms, for a full-body workout
- Improves core strength and stability, which can lead to better posture and reduced risk of injury
- Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the weight or reps
- Requires minimal equipment and can be done at home or in a gym
Long Arm Crunch Muscles Worked
- Rectus abdominis
- Transverse abdominis
Long Arm Crunch Variations & Alternatives
- Reverse Crunch
- Vertical Leg Crunch
- Plank with Arm/Leg Lift
- Side Plank with Arm Reach
- Russian Twist