Strength

Machine Crunch

The Machine Crunch exercise targets abdominal muscles for improved core stability and abs strength. It involves a crunching motion bringing the upper body towards the knees.
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Machine Crunch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Sit in the crunch machine and adjust the seat so that the padded lever sits comfortably on your shoulders.
2
Place your feet firmly on the ground and grasp the handles, keeping your arms bent.
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Lower your upper body towards your knees, crunching your abdominal muscles.
4
Hold for a moment, then slowly return to the starting position, ensuring not to let the weight rest in the stack.
5
Repeat for the programmed number of reps, ensuring to keep your movements slow and controlled.
Sit in the crunch machine and adjust the seat so that the padded lever sits comfortably on your shoulders.
Place your feet firmly on the ground and grasp the handles, keeping your arms bent.
Lower your upper body towards your knees, crunching your abdominal muscles.
Hold for a moment, then slowly return to the starting position, ensuring not to let the weight rest in the stack.
Repeat for the programmed number of reps, ensuring to keep your movements slow and controlled.
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