- Exhale and lie back. Bend the knees, and place the feet flat on the floor.
- Place the hands by the sides of the jaw with the chin down.
- Keep the elbows tucked in.
- Lift the shoulders off the ground, contracting the abdominal muscles.
General and Boxing-specific Benefits
The Crunch and Sit-up are standard “groundwork” boxing exercises designed to strengthen the core.
Cautions and Modified Versions
Students with back and neck problems should practice with caution.
Spine/Core: Rectus abdominis, internal/external oblique
Upper limbs: Deltoids, triceps brachii,
Lower limbs: Gluteus medius, tensor fascia latae
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