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Saturday, 21 July 2012

CAPTAIN'S CHAIR KNEE RAISE CRUNCHES FOR ABS LIKE PROFESSIONAL BODYBUILDERS


      
     KNEE RAISES CRUNCH ON   
        PARALLEL  FRAMES











     PRIMARY TARGET : ABS MUSCLES

            OTHER MUSCLES : NIL





1.   Position yourself on the captain’s chair or vertical leg raise bench and grip the handholds while pressing your back against the padded back of the chair.

2.   In the above position, your elbows are bent at 90 degree angle and legs are fully extended.

3.   Ensure that, even when your legs are extended to its maximum length, still your feet don’t touch the ground as shown above.

4.    Now, while exhaling, slowly role up and lift your legs until your thighs become parallel to the ground.

5.   Pause for a second in this position and Feel the stretching in your abdominal muscles.

6.   Come back to the starting position, as you inhale.

7.   Repeat as many times as recommended. 







TIPS:



Ø During the exercise, keep your neck straight and torso pressed with the back pad arrangement.

Ø For the sake of variation, you can do this exercise by holding a weight belt on your waist or simply you can do this exercise on a chin-up bar.

Ø Try to avoid/minimize the use of body momentum.

Ø Make a full control on your body during the exercise.

Ø Pace, while doing the exercise must be slow or medium.







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