Starfish Crunch

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Coach's Tips

It is a workout that can target the upper and lower abdominal muscles at the same time. Raise your hands and feet so that they meet in the center of your body!

How to Starfish Crunch

Starting Position

1. Lie flat on your back on the floor or on a yoga mat.

2. Place your arms out to the side, perpendicular to your body, palms facing up.

3. Bend your knees and bring your feet close to your buttocks.

Proper Form

1. Tighten your abdominal muscles and lift your head, shoulders, and upper back off the floor.

2. Reach your arms up towards the ceiling.

3. Hold the position for a few seconds and then lower your body back down to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lift your body off the ground, inhale deeply.

2. As you lower your body back to the ground, exhale slowly.


1. Make sure to keep your neck in a neutral position while performing this exercise.

2. Do not arch your back excessively while lifting your upper body off the ground.

3. Be sure to use your abdominal muscles to perform the movement, not just your arms.

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