The Basic Crunch Best Upper Abs Exercise
Lie on your back on the floor or on an exercise mat with your hands to the side of your head or crossed on your chest. Keep your knees bent at a 90 degree angle with your feet resting on the floor.
Lift your shoulder blades of the ground as if you are trying to touch your knees with your chest but do not move the legs. Concentrate on lifting using your stomach muscles only.
At the top of the movement contract your ab muscles intensely and then slowly lower your body down. Lightly touch the floor with your shoulder blades and repeat.
Repeat 15-30 times. Breathe out on the way up, in on the way down. Rest a few minutes and do another set of 15-30 repetitions. Try to do 3-4 sets.
If you are a beginner or if this is hard for you, do 10 repetitions for one set and gradually work your way to the recommended amount of repetitions. The same is true for the rest of the exercises on this list. When doing this ab exercise it is important that you don’t actually sit up all the way. When you sit up your hip flexors do most of the work and it can be bad for your back.