Overhead Crunch

Overhead Crunch

What muscles do Overhead Crunch work?

The Overhead Crunch primarily works the rectus abdominis, also known as the "six-pack muscle," along with the oblique muscles. This exercise also engages the hip flexors, the lower back muscles, and the muscles of the legs. By holding weights overhead, the Overhead Crunch places an emphasis on the upper abdominal region, which can help to create a more defined look in this area.

How do you do a Overhead Crunch?

Here are the steps to perform a Overhead Crunch:

  • Lie on your back on a mat or flat surface with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

  • Hold a AguaForce Weight from each side and extend your arms straight up towards the ceiling.

  • Keep your arms extended overhead and use your abs to raise your shoulders and upper back off the floor.

  • Exhale as you lift your shoulders and try to touch your hands to your knees.

  • Inhale as you lower your upper body back down to the starting position.

  • Repeat for the desired number of reps.

It's important to maintain proper form and not let your lower back arch off the floor. Keep your abs engaged throughout the exercise to target the correct muscles. Additionally, be mindful not to let your arms drop behind your head, which can place strain on the neck.