day 1: Reverse Crunch

12 Days of Ab Happiness: The Reverse Crunch

day 1: I think when the endorphin’s keep you going and you have completed a goal- you just keep walking around looking for another one. 

A friend of mine has started a segment of the 12 days of Christmas ornaments- different than exercise, but I loved the idea and thought- what is the one thing I could do for 12 days? 

Could I be ab happy for 12 days? Well…we’ll see. 

I’ve made a commitment to work on my core strength knowing it’s not one of my favorite things in the world (who really likes core workouts?) So…here it goes: 12 days of ab happy workouts. Join this commitment with me…maybe it might make us ab happy as we celebrate the holidays! 

Let’s start easy…

the Reverse Ab Crunch- so great for your bottom abdominal muscles! 
Important note: Make sure to try and not swing your legs and you’ll definitely feel the burn! 

How to: 

1. Lie on the floor and place hands on the floor or behind the head (I recommend the floor because then you are not too prone to crane your neck!) 
2. Bring the knees in towards the chest until they’re bent to 90 degrees, with feet together or crossed. 
3. Contract the abs to curl the hips off the floor, reaching the legs up towards the ceiling 
4. It’s a very small movements so try to use your abs to lift your hips rather than swinging your legs and creating momentum. 

Thanks to Exercise About for help on descriptions! 
Happy Abs! 

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