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What is the right way to use this sit-up bench

That looks incredibly uncomfortable. However, there are probably two ways to use this. One is for decline situps, where your knees would go over the bar at the end of the bench and your feet hook ...
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When doing abdominal crunches, should I place my arms across my chest or behind my head?

Your core likes it when all your limbs are close and stable to your body. When you put your arms to the side or behind your head, your core has to work extra hard in order to balance things out. So to ...
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When doing abdominal crunches, should I place my arms across my chest or behind my head?

As long as you do not pull your head - it does not matter. You can also keep hands side by side, or straight. Try different positions, and choose best for you. From time to time change it - maybe ...
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Why I feel pain when I do crunches?

I recommend that you try the McGill Curl Up and the Pilates 100, or the Pilates double leg stretch. I can't say for certain that your back will like them better, but it is time to stop doing the ...
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When doing abdominal crunches, should I place my arms across my chest or behind my head?

I think placing the hands behind the head is more difficult for doing crunches than placing hands on the chest. So it's upto you. Placing hands behind the head can cause injuries if you do it ...
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Same waist size before and after doing crunches, but less fat than before

Is that true? What happened to my belly? Is it really like what I'm told in the comment, that my abs are just "swollen"? It is more commonly known as the muscle pump. Basically blood flows ...
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Popping when I do the bicycle crunches

Usually that popping sound is nothing more than air pockets in your joint (which is normal and won't actually hurt you). However, if you are experiencing pain when you hear the popping sound, it could ...
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How effective are Kneeling Cable Crunches?

You LITERALLY ONLY work your abs on Cable Crunches when you are consciously, tightening and squeezing your abs. Cable Crunches even in the correct "form" will only give a small amount of benefit to ...
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