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Crunch, Hands to Head

Type: Abs
This crunch is an effective exercise for developing the abs, and is performed by bending the knees, placing the hands to the side of the head, performing a crunch. The movement should only occur in your abdominals and not the hips. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes the correct technique for the crunch, hands to head exercise.
Level :  Equipment : No
Abdominals
Obliques

Crunch, Hands to Head Steps:

Step 1:
Lie on your back with knees bent & feet on the floor

Step 2:
Draw in and tense the stomach muscles

Step 3:
Place the hands lightly on the side of the head

Step 4:
Lift and curl the shoulders & chest towards the knees

Step 5:
Ensure the lower back stays in contact with the floor

Step 6:
Lower back down to the start position

Step 7:
This is one repetition

Top Tip:

To get the most out of this exercise, keep your lower back on the floor and move your shoulders and head towards the ceiling. This should be a very small movement which should only occur in the abdominals and not the hips.
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