There are numerous exercises and workouts you can do to strengthen and tone your abdominal muscles. Using resistance bands to work your abs is very effective due to the resistance provided by an elastic tube. Crunches have been a great and simple workout to develop your midsection. However, you can perform two variations of the basic crunch using resistance bands. You can do either seated or kneeled crunches.
How to Perform Seated Ab Crunches
- Place the door anchor at the top of the door and get your band inside it.
- Grab the handles of the band, one in each hand. Putting your back to the door and sitting on a chair, hold the handles against your chest.
- Crunch by leaning forward by strictly using just your abs. Do NOT use your arms to press down because then you are defeating the purpose of isolating your abdominal muscles.
- Slowly get back to starting position.
To perform this exercise in a kneeling position, do the same type of movement as if you were sitting. However, since your kneeling with your knees to the floor, bring your forehead to the floor and you should feel your abs contracting during the movement.
Those are great variations to the basic crunch, and if done consistently, you will see amazing results and a shredded midsection!