Exercise How To:
Pilates Crunch with 45-Degree Hold

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Starting Position: Sit on a carpet or a floor mat with your heels on the ground and your knees bent. Extend your arms directly out in front of you.

Action: Slowly lower your upper body half way to the ground without letting your heels come off the ground. Hold this position for a determined amount of time.

Raise your upper body back to the starting position without letting your heels come off the ground.

Muscles Worked

Abdominal MusclesLatissimus Dorsi Muscles

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Tips for Pilates Crunch with 45-Degree Hold:

  1. Move your heels further away from your glutes to make the exercise easier.

  2. Move your heels closer to your glutes to make the exercise harder.

  3. Hold a weight against your chest to make the exercise harder.