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How to Do a Stomach Crunch Properly at the Gym

Learn how to do stomach crunches properly from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this Howcast gym workout video.


Hi guys, this is Max Tapper again for HowCast. And what I'm going to do today is show you how to do a crunch properly. Alright, now I know a lot of you guys are in the gym doing crunches but there's a huge population of you guys that aren't doing them correctly. Let me show you what it should look like and what it does look like to others. Now, the way people mostly do it wrong in the gym is by tugging on their head, squeezing, squeezing trying to get up. That's not the way we want to do it. A crunch should be nice and controlled. Slow and controlled. One, slow on the way down and up. Slow on the way down. So in this exercise your back never comes off the floor, okay? A crunch, your back never comes off the floor and the isolated area that you're working is going to be right here. Nice, slow and controlled, and up. And up. Alright guys, that's how you do a proper crunch, alright? Next time you go to the gym make sure to look around and see who's doing it wrong and you do it right. Remember, go out there and have a good time and be safe.

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