toe-touch crunches

Muscle Groups

Toe-touch crunches are a variation of abdominal crunches that target the upper and lower abs as well as the hip flexors. To perform toe-touch crunches, begin by lying on your back with your legs extended and together, and your arms at your sides. Then, raise your legs and torso up towards each other, while keeping your arms straight and reaching your hands towards your toes. Exhale and contract your abs as you reach, then slowly lower back down to the starting position while inhaling. Focus on maintaining control and stability throughout the movement to get the most out of the exercise. This exercise can be modified by bending your knees and bringing them towards your chest as you reach for your toes, or by using ankle weights to increase the resistance. It's important to work within your own fitness level and avoid straining your neck or back as you perform the movement, so start with a few repetitions and gradually increase the number as your core strength improves.