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Exercise 7 Crunch

This exercise it's ranked 6th in the ACE study, emphasizes the upper part of the abs. Be careful and do it right!.Here are some tips:
a) Lie on a mat and extend the arms straight out behind the head with hands clasped, keeping the arms next to the ears.
b) Contract the abdominals and lift the shoulder blades off the floor.
c). Keep the arms straight and avoid straining the neck. If you feel neck pain, take one hand behind the head while keeping the other arm extended.
d) Please be careful with your neck and maybe ask a proffesional.
e) Repeat for 10-14 reps.