Tips for Crunches, Day 7: 10 Day Dorm Room Fitness Challenge

Another day, another ice cream sundae–oops, I meant fitness challenge. Well, at least a balance between the ice cream sundae and exercise time..

Raise your hand if you are 100% sure that you are doing your crunches the right way! If you raised your hand, I am so proud! Pat yourself on the back. If you did not raise your hand, I am still so proud, give yourself a pat on the back! For those who don’t doubt they are doing them the right way, skip on down to the bottom. Everybody else, here are a few pointers for crunches:

  1. Make sure you are doing them in a space free of any potentially harmful objects on the gorund (yes, a shoe could be potentially harmful, especially a stiletto heel)
  2. Begin by laying flat on your back on the ground.
  3. Bend your knees and place feet firmly on the ground (or raise to be straight in the air, making a 90 degree angle with your torso)
  4. Arms should go behind your head, keeping elbows open. (Don’t use your arms to pull your head up!)
  5. Engage your abs and keep them engaged for the duration of your crunches.
  6. Lift your torso until your shoulder blades are fully raised from the ground.
  7. Make sure you are not pushing your chin into your chest, keep your neck long.
  8. Breathe in and out as you perform a crunch.

Here’s a picture of the correct posture (I call him Marshy — because he looks like a marshmallow:))


Thank you Marshy, for the wonderful demonstration 🙂

Onto the numbers for today. 

Day 7: Repeat this cycle 3 times throughout the day.

  • Push-Ups: 11 x (multiplier)
  • Crunches: 18 x (multiplier)
  • Squats: 18 x (multiplier)
  • Plank Hold: 18 seconds x (multiplier)
  • Toe Raises: 18 x (multiplier)

What’s your multiplier?

If you’re just tuning in, check out the prior fitness day challenges to catch up.

Thanks for reading!

~Ashley

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