Consider including these crunches in your workout routine as they can give your stomach area a workout. It can help you to burn calories.

Crunches seem to be one of the most powerful exercises that you can engage in to get that stomach fat down. It basically involves lying on the ground or on a yoga mat for added comfort. Your knees should be bent and your feet resting flat on the ground. Your hands can be positioned behind your head or lying crossed on your chest. You should take a deep breath whilst lying down and exhale as you raise your upper torso off the floor.

If you are unsure of how to perform crunches properly, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. It is always best to seek professional help instead of placing yourself at the risk of injury.

Variations of crunches

There are several variations of crunches that arise from the basic crunch. They include side crunches, twist crunches, vertical leg crunches as well as reverse crunches. Once you have mastered the basic crunch, consult your physical trainer about including some of these in your calorie burning workout routine.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

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Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

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