Do You Know How To Perform Crunch With Heel Push?
You have to agree with me that after the gluteus muscles or in common language the butt region, the next body region that most people desperately try to work out is the abdomen. The effort I see people putting into working out their abdominal muscles is very impressive but at the same time surprising. In light of this, crunches have become very popular exercises for strengthening and toning up the abdominal muscles. There are different types of crunches all which target the said muscles differently. If performed well, crunches can be of great benefit to maintaining a flat tummy and toned up mid-section. They can also be dangerous if performed wrongly.
With many men and women constantly showcasing their sexy flat tummies and abs, one cannot resist the burning urge also to want to get such bellies or chest with six packs.
While many people in that situation fall victims of the variety of ideas marketed as ideal solutions like pills, flat tummy teas, etc., many fail to understand that not everything being marketed out there will work in their favor. Today, it is even harder to distinguish between genuine slimming products and ones. Therefore, I recommend that you opt for a more efficient, inexpensive, and safe way of achieving a great looking abdominal region.
Crunch with heel push is one such option that can help you get rid of abdominal fat and consequently achieve and maintain a healthy and desirable mid area. The only thing you need to do is learn how to do it, show some commitment, be patience and you are good to go.
Benefits Of Doing Crunches With Heel Push
- Performing crunch with heel push significantly increases your overall body balance thus improving posture.
- As stated above, the heel push crunch helps to strengthen abdominal muscles. And when the abs are strong they provide a stronger back support which is essential in enhancing body posture.
- The crunch focuses on the shoulder blades and the heel push which when combined increases the effect of the heel push crunch in working out your abdominal muscles
- The crunch also helps to improve the normal body metabolism consequently burning more body fat which helps you achieve a slimmer, well-toned and strong abdominal region.
How To Perform Crunches With Heel Push
Crunch with heel push can be performed in three simple steps. If done correctly, this crunch can be your long awaited solution to long-term abdominal muscles workout.
Step I: get into starting position
To get started, look for a soft mat and place it on the surface of exercise. This is to keep your back comfortable especially if you are performing the crunch on a hard surface.After that, lie flat on your back over the soft mat and put your hands behind your head. Next, bend your knees while keeping your heels firmly flexed on the ground. At this point keep your abdominal muscles contracted.
Step II: push your lower back upwards
With your abdominal muscles contracted and your heels pushing hard on the floor, lift your shoulder blades slowly so that they rise above the ground. Ensure that your hands remain behind your head and that pressure is felt on your neck and head.
Note that at this point; only your shoulder blades are lifted off the ground while your heels and back remain pressed on the floor.
Step III: lower your body down
In this step, just lower your body to the ground in slow motion and not in a thud. If you are in a hurry to get back down you might end up hurting yourself.
Repeat the above steps while pausing in between reps to breathe.
Note: if you are just getting to know of the exercise and is starting out, it is better if you lower your upper back all the way to the ground take a breather, adjust your position and then continue. But if you are a pro with these exercises, you can easily lower your back without letting it touch the ground and go back up again.
The publicity that flat belly and abs enhancement products are receiving today is tremendous. While some of these products work, choosing to do crunches will provide you with an easy, cheap and a long term solution to your abdominal muscles problem.
Performing a basic workout of 3 sets constituting 15 to 20 reps is a good way to kick start your crunch with heel push exercise. Treat your abdominal muscles with the same regard and importance like the core and gluteus muscles by finding a workout routine that works best for you. For instance, you can combine the crunches with heel push and other exercises in your workout routine and watch your mid-section transform into that sexy shape you so desperately desire.