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Cross Body Crunch

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Coach's Tips

It's a workout that targets your abs by poking your thighs alternately.

How to

Starting Position

1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. 2. Place your hands behind your head with your elbows bent and pointing out to the sides. 3. Engage your core muscles to keep your lower back pressed firmly into the ground.

Proper Form

1. With your elbows still bent and pointing out to the sides, lift your right shoulder off the ground and towards your left knee. 2. As you lift, rotate your torso to the left and crunch your ribcage towards your hip. 3. Slowly lower back to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

Breathing Technique

1. Take a deep breath in as you prepare for the movement. 2. Exhale as you perform each repetition.

Precautions

1. Keep your neck in a neutral position and do not pull on it with your hands. 2. Avoid arching your lower back off the floor as you lift your shoulder. 3. Only lift your shoulder as high as you can while keeping your lower back firmly pressed into the floor.

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