Full vertical barbell crunch

Main Muscles Affected

  • Abdominal muscles

Exercise Difficulty

Difficult

Performing the full vertical crunch with the barbell:

  1. Lie on your back and bring your legs upright with your knees slightly flexed
  2. Keep the barbell still above your chest and, with your arms extended, bring your chin towards your chest by pushing your legs and shoulders upwards.
Common mistakes in the full vertical barbell crunch:
  • Push the legs forward towards the chest instead of upwards
  • Move the barbell
  • Don't check your head while lifting your shoulders.

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