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Body Solid Powerline Ab Crunch Bench Exercises

Basic Abs Crunch - If you do only 1 exercise on this bench then this is the one to perform

When performing basic crunches on this bench, as with most exercises, do the repetitions VERY SLOW. Start at the stretch position of the movement, exhale as you curl the torso forward one vertebrae at a time and taking a full 4 seconds to complete that curl, until you are in the full crunch position. Once in the crunch position, exhale all the air from your lungs and tense your abdominal muscles as hard as you can for a full 2 seconds, that is a slow count of "one-thousand-one, two-thousand-two", and then slowly lower back to the stretch position taking a full 4 seconds to lower your torso while you inhale. Do NOT let the weight touch the floor, but stop it just before it hits, keeping the tension on your abs, and immediately curl the torso back up -- again taking a full 4 seconds to reach the crunch position and hold that crunch position for a long count of two. Use enough weight that will only allow you to perform 20 to 30 repetitions in this manner. If you can perform more than 30 reps you need to increase the weight. One properly performed set, every other day, should be all most people need to adequately work their abs on this machine.

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Powerline Ab Crunch Machine


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