Alternate Leg Crunches

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Alternate Leg Crunches

The alternate leg crunches should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the alternate leg crunches.

Beginning

Beginning Alternate Leg Crunches

The traditional crunch is performed on the floor. You can do it on an exercise or yoga mat to make it more comfortable.

Movement

Alternate Leg Crunches Movement

1. Begin by reclining on your back, knees bent, and hands behind your head.

2. Contract your core muscles to lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground. Simultaneously, raise one bent knee until it is perpendicular to the floor.

3. Extend your leg while lowering your upper body slowly, then repeat.

Benefits

Alternate Leg Crunches Benefits

It relieves the tension on your neck.

Crunches are less taxing on your back.

Other core muscles are targeted.

 

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